A big problem, we no doubt have all come across, is where
the one common name is used to refer to different species.
The classic would have to be TOPKNOT PIGEON
Almost universally in this area the CRESTED PIGEON is
always referred to as a Topknot P.
In fact some locals have got very hot under the collar and
told me I don't know what I'm talking about when I try to tell them they are not
And more confusing is that many call the SPINIFEX PIGEON the
Crested P !
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.