Aggressive Crested pigeons.

To: "Charles Hunter via Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Aggressive Crested pigeons.
From: "Penny Brockman" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 18:10:34 +1000
At my bird table the galahs see off the crested pigeons after a brief attempt 
to stay. But a white-headed pigeon refused to give way by raising one wing high 
and clinging to the opposite edge while the galah, after a few pecks on its 
direction, gave up and both fed with no further aggression. It usually depends 
on numbers but the local rainbow lorikeets are the bossiest and just one can 
intimidate rosellas crested pigeons bar-shouldered doves, figbirds, w sh 
pigeons and galahs.  Always fun to watch and never any damage. 

 Penny Brockman

On Mon, 30 Aug 2021, at 2:43 PM, Michael Hunter wrote:
> Hi All.
> Rainbow Lorikeets are tough, will see off SC Cockatoos, Noisy Miners, 
> even butcherbirds.
>  But Crested Pigeons show no mercy toward the lorikeets when squabbling 
> over food.
> They sidle up to the lorikeet, rapidly flap their wing three or four 
> times,  hitting  the lorikeet, and the lorikeet moves off..   otherwise 
> the CP chases and pecks at the lorikeet who offers no resistance but 
> gets out of the way.
> The antics of young R Lorikeets now about are continuously entertaining 
> , particularly when bathing together in a shallow bowl..
> Lockdown has its compensations.
>               Best
>                      Michael
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