The Spinifex Pigeon is a rusty/bluff coloured, medium to small plump bird
with a tall upright crest and black and buff crescentric bars on the upper parts
of the body and wings. They have a conspicuous red patch across the eyes.
The habitat is usually in spinifex and rocky ranges, gorges, even in hilly
sandy ridge regions. Never far from water. Mainly in Central Australia, northern
parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory and outback Queensland regions.
This ground feeding pigeon can be seen running nimbly around and if flushed
they fly off with their wings making loud whirrs. They have soft, high-pitched
coos, cooloo-coo and even a deep guttural coo-r-r-r.