Bar Shouldered Dove

To: "cog-l" <>
Subject: Bar Shouldered Dove
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:12:34 +1100
Yes, certainly a rarity, apart from that the random occurrence in the urban area, of birds of species that are regularly kept in captivity, is not of itself a rare event. They are not as commonly kept as the Diamond Dove but no doubt there are some in captivity. I suggest it is most likely an escaped pet. Although the one referred to by Barbara probably wasn't.
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From: Barbara Allan <>
To: Ivan Thompson <>; COG <m("","canberrabirds");">>
Date: Monday, 24 January 2005 11:27
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Bar Shouldered Dove

A check of the rarities records shows only one endorsed record of the Bar-shouldered Dove in the ACT: 29 June 1992 4 km from Mt Clear, by a professional who had worked with the species. Barbara Allan, secretary, COG rarities panel
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