Wompoo and Topknot Pigeons

Subject: Wompoo and Topknot Pigeons
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 08:11:29 +1000
I received a phone call from Lorraine Cairnes and Peter Moffit who originally alerted me to the presence of the Wompoo Fruit-Dove at Castlecrag in the northern suburbs of Sydney. The Wompoo has not been seen since last week but was replaced by two Topknot Pigeons, yesterday afternoon. Not as rare as the Wompoo but not common in Sydney; I suspect that they might be increasing in number here. Certainly I am beginning to see them more often. It appears that the food supply attracting these pigeons is a fruiting fig tree.

In the past month I have had two sightings of Topknots in Sydney in addition to this report.

Unfortunately my local fig is currently restaurant of the month for the local Pied Currawongs, who are also keen to use eggs/nestlings of my kookaburras as a dietary supplement.

Andy Burton's Bush Tours
12/8 Cambridge St,
NSW  2062

Ph 61 2 9954 0893

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