Nicobar Pigeon

To: Brian Fleming <>
Subject: Nicobar Pigeon
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 07:24:08 +0000
I was under the impression its fate was already decided, Anthea. Apparently 
it's on a list of dangerous species.

Peter Shute

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> On 6 May 2017, at 3:41 pm, Brian Fleming <> wrote:
> Today's "Guardian" has a report with photos of a Nicobar pigeon which
> was not only seen but captured in the Kimberley, having 'blown in'  from
> Southeast Asia.  Apparently its fate is being discussed...  I hope
> nobody decides that it's a biological menace to Australia.  No-one has
> ever taken any action against such self-introductions as the Spotted
> Whistling-Duck and the Cattle Egret.  I would rather this new bird on
> the Australian List were left in peace where it was - until the
> twitchers start to chase it.
> Anthea Fleming
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