During our last trip, I managed to get some good video of Spinifex Pigeons. This is a video of the wonderful Spinifex Pigeons (Geophaps plumifera) found at Ormiston Gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs. This is the white-bellied race (leucogaster) found in the outback of arid Australia.
The colours and bodies of these birds are well-adapted to the harsh hot and dry conditions of the outback. The colours match the rocky areas they inhabit. They also have metabolic adaptions that give them the ability to forage through the hottest part of the day, meaning that these birds can forage while most competitors and predators are resting from the heat .
The birds you can hear in the background are the piping calls of Red-browed Pardalotes and the harsh chatter of Brown Honeyeaters.