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Three Crested Pigeons perch near a bird feeder awaiting the arrival of food. // Crested Pigeon - Columbidae: Ocyphaps lophotes. Length to 34cm, wingspan to 60cm, weight to NNg. Widespread throughout arid areas of Australia, now extending range coastwards and found in suburbs of some of the larger cities. Primary feathers are modified in shape to produce a distinctive whistling sound when taking off, especially if surprised by a predator.  //