Crested Pigeon, Uluru, Northern Territory

A pair of Crested Pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes) photographed in May 2015 at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, when we visited there for a few days. We see this species locally here in Ballarat too, in larger numbers than we used to. They were once restricted to arid and semi-arid zones of inland Australia. They make a very distinctive whistling sound with their wings when they take flight.