John Tongue wrote:
I guess it would take some time to establish a breeding colony, but
given our country's experience with introduced pests, I wonder at the
wisdom of releasing this bird - surely keeping it in captivity or
euthanasing it would have been preferable?
I considered the same thing, but decided that the answer is "no".
Rose-coloured Starlings seem to be turning up all over the place
e.g. Kgalagadi National Park, South Africa:
Unless there is evidence of human intervention, it should be assumed
to be self-introduced and left to its own devices; Cattle Egrets,
Blue and white Flycatchers, Grey-headed Lapwing etc. spring to mind.
Paul Taylor Veni, vidi, tici -
I came, I saw, I ticked.
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