Re Barbary Doves

Subject: Re Barbary Doves
From: David Kowalick <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 19:57:50 +1030
Hi all,

Just for the record I should point out that the Barbary Doves seen in the SW suburbs of Adelaide have all been reported to the relevant authorities, namely the DEH and the Natural Resources Management group for the Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges some time ago. They have a person who is responsible for the eradication of feral species and that is apparently in place and I will personally follow that arrangement up. However the main concern is that all three of these populations have been discovered in the past couple of months on my routine bike ride which I have been doing for the past 6 years. That three distinct populations should turn up within such a short time is a worry and suggests that there are other populations nearby that these have emerged from. Problem is most backyard birdwatchers are not aware of these birds and probably mistake them for Spotted Doves. Maybe public awareness needs to be raised and the problem sorted now before we regret it later. If only somebody had been proactive about Indian Mynas when they first arrived.


David Kowalick

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