The difference between oologists (eggers) andbirders

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Subject: The difference between oologists (eggers) andbirders
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:46:18 +1100
On Wednesday, December 20, 2006 9:31 AM Terry Bishop wrote:

Customs has seized quite a few shipments of both bird and
repile eggs also
with birds and repiles. In most cases you do not hear if it leads to a
conviction or not.

Most of those cases would be people trying to smuggle live native bird and reptile eggs out for later hatching, wouldn't they? I've also heard of people trying to smuggle racing pigeon eggs in for hatching. Have you heard of eggs being smuggled for egg collecting?

I'm guessing that people motivated by personal obsession might be harder to stop than people motivated by pure profit.

Peter Shute

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