Native to New Guinea, the green-naped pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) gets its name from its pheasant-like behaviour - it has a flattened 20 centimetre long tail, it spends a lot of time on the ground looking for seeds and it shoots noisily up into the air when frightened. Its scientific name makes reference to its similarities to the bustard family (Otidae). It has a brown back and wings, blue chest, green head, iridescent green-blue neck ring, and red rings around the pupils. It eats seeds and fruits on the rain forest floor. Like all pigeons, the green-naped pheasant pigeon drinks by dipping its beak under water and sucking. Although not considered threatened, the Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon is believed to be extinct in some areas of its range.