Bar-shouldered Dove. Take two.

To: "cog-l" <>
Subject: Bar-shouldered Dove. Take two.
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:36:41 +1100
Oops, the first edition went before I was ready. Take two.
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. Though this one should also be documented properly.
The ACT P&CS requires people who keep specific species of fauna to keep records and provide a report annually. This includes most apart from the commonly kept pet species. I wonder if COG could get access to those lists (not all the detail but just enough to get a list of potential species and their relative abundance). Certainly the Canberra Walk in Aviary at Gold Creek has several species that would really puzzle the average COGite (such as Peking Robins, Jacarini Finches, Green Singing Finches, Grenadier & Madagascar Weavers etc.) not to mention some really weird looking hybrids of Rainbow X Musk Lorikeet.
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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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