At 11:50 AM 22/04/01 +1000, you wrote:
>The relentless progress of Crested Pigeons towards the Melbourne CBD
continues - this morning there was one on Ramsden St oval, part of my local
patch in Clifton Hill, 4.5 km from the GPO. This is the second I have seen
in the district in 19 years, the first a few months back in Yarra Bend Park.
I think that Crested Pigeons are scattered all around the CBD in suitable
habitat (such as golf-courses). For a few years I have seen them
regularly, usually in pairs, on the golf-course at Albert Park - the
northern end of which can't be much more than a kilometre south of the
It would be nice to think that they could displace the Spotted Turtle-Doves
from the suburban backyard niche, but I don't see much sign of it yet -
they seem to prefer more open areas.
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