From a newish member! (Crested Pigeons)

Subject: From a newish member! (Crested Pigeons)
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 08:14:56 +1000
      Some useful texts for your observations on pigeons are as follows:

Frith, H.J. (1982) Pigeons and Doves of Australia.  Rigby: Adelaide.
Higgins,  P.  J. & Davies, S. J. J. F. (1996) [eds] Handbook of Australian,
  New  Zealand  and  Antarctic  Birds.  Volume  3.  Pp:  :  903-921.  Royal
  Australasian Ornithologists Union.  Oxford University Press: Melbourne.

I only have HANZAB with me at the moment but in reference to the sharing of
nest duties in Crested Pigeons, to quote from HANZAB (pp. 906-907):
- 'parental care Both sexes build nest, incubate and care for young' and
- (young) 'Said to be fed by adults for about one month after leaving
nest.' and
- 'Male possibly takes over feeding of young when female ready to lay next

cheers, Martin

Threatened Species & Communities Section
Dept. of Sustainability & Environment
East Melbourne

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