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|From:||Judith L-A via Birding-Aus <>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:14:47 +1000|
Thank you all who shared a bit of covid hawking with me last August. Here are several follow-up notes :
Immediately after that, the CS was buried in the garden & no other has been seen here since— until now.
Today's flew through the long side deck (where finches live) then passed quite close to me, (incidentally standing around the corner on the front verandah,) & landed just outside to exchange gazes with the human. It then provided a good flight view, dropping & curving out over open acreage.
In flight it clearly resembled a Brown Cuckoo-Dove, appearing just vaguely larger & heavier.
Once indoors I reviewed our correspondence, & compared the measurements of the BCC with those of the CS & BG (using both Menkhorst et al 2017: bill-length & weight; plus Pizzey&Knight rev.2012: body-length & wingspan).
Without doubt these comparisons of the 3 spp. lead to CS. As well, I noticed that the bill-measurement in the original emails of the dead bird could also only be diagnostic of CS.
For many years we had individuals of various hawk spp. approaching along the side hedge & passing windows or the long deck as they rounded the house. The Grey/white was always clearly ID'd (& often fascinating in flight among galah flocks that were seemingly perpetual here). The hawks are all rarely seen now, having declined along with other bird spp. of the region.
This "Cuckoo-Dove" viewing has been helpful, within that sp. range, & perhaps will be useful to others. The bill-length also is so markedly different between the 2 similar hawk spp. that it's perhaps worth a mental note for future splitting of IDs.
On Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 8:04 am Phil Gregory, <m("gmail.com","oreornis");">> wrote:
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