Nicobar Pigeon

To: Phil Gregory <>
Subject: Nicobar Pigeon
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 22:28:08 +0000
What happened to the research that showed birds that had contracted bird-flue 
could not make it over more than 8 km of ocean and so would pose no threat to 
Australia.  Or have new diseases presented themselves that birds might carry to 
Australian stock or persons? 



> On 8 May 2017, at 7:02 AM, Phil Gregory <> wrote:
> I was under the impression its fate was already decided, Anthea. Apparently 
> it's on a list of dangerous species.
> Is this correct? Why on earth should a quite rare species like Nicobar Pigeon 
> be deemed dangerous? I can only assume it’s some paranoia about disease, in 
> which case all migrant shorebirds and vagrants should be culled immediately 
> to keep us all safe.
> Phil Gregory 

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