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These birds, with filmy, fan-shaped crests, are among the largest and most spectacular of the whole pigeon group. They are peculiar to New Guinea and a few neighboring South Sea islands and are from 25 to nearly 34 inches in length. This particular species (Goura victoria) inhabits the islands of Jobi and Mysori.



National Geographic Society
Painting from life by Hashime Murayama
Blue (left), Black (center), White (right and on nest). Originally from Hindustan, this picturesque breed has long held a high place in the
affections of Anglo-Saxon pigeon fanciers.

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