Nicobar Pigeon

To: Phil Gregory <>
Subject: Nicobar Pigeon
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 22:46:05 +0000
A Nicobar Pigeon is one of the illustrations of an article about diseases
carried by pigeons reproduced here
<>.  However the
point of the article is to note that there have been very few instances of
transfer from pigeons to people.

Martin Butterfield

On 8 May 2017 at 07:02, 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.
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