Barbary Doves getting a foothold in Adelaide??

To: "'michael norris'" <>, "'Jeff Davies'" <>, <>
Subject: Barbary Doves getting a foothold in Adelaide??
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 15:39:05 +0930
They might be tameable ( is that a word?) but they are certainly not
tame, they've been on the loose too long for that.


-----Original Message-----
From: michael norris  
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:29 PM
To: Tony Russell; 'Jeff Davies'; 
Subject: Barbary Doves getting a foothold in

At this stage they are probably quite tame, or tameable and so removal
of a 
few concentrations would be quite straightforward with adequate
and vigilance by birdos.

As with all weeds, the longer they are left the worse it will get.  (The

Alice Springs population was approaching 1000 when it was tackled, and I

believe extirpated.)

Perhaps Chris Tidemann (still at ANU?) would take up the cause.  His
trapping techniques are now offered commercially by several companies
many people are keen to use them!).

But I totally agree with Jeff about the need for an inititiave by
And who better than people who care for their bird heritage?

Best wishes

Michael Norris


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