G'day Ros, Brian and B'ausers,
During the past 10 years White-headed Pigeons have been a feature of Dayboro,
our small town north of Brisbane, almost invariably they are seen in or between
Camphor Laurels although I have found nests nearby in riverine forest.
Occasionally flocks of 20-30 are around but not frequently.
I believe they are also fairly common in Toowoomba probably for the same
Brian Everingham wrote:
> That was exactly the same thought I had while wandering the North Coast of
> NSW this July school holidays. The birds are much more prolific than ever
> before ... and in locations such as cleared farming lands ... eg the flood
> plain north of Kempsey. Having been raised between Taree and Kempsey I have
> no recollection of their abundance. I had wondered re: the connection with
> camphor laurel.
> Brian Everingham
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ros Laundon <>
> To: Birding-aus <>
> Date: Sunday, 18 July 1999 4:39
> Subject: birding-aus White-headed Pigeons
> >Dear birding-Ausers,
> >Do White-headed Pigeons eat green Camphor Laurel fruit? There are quite
> >a few birds in Rainbow Forest on Cubberla Creek, Indooroopilly,
> >Brisbane. They are in the tree tops and on the ground and green Camphor
> >laurel fruit is the only food source I can see.
> >Ros Laundon.
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