Unusual dove

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Subject: Unusual dove
From: "Rod's Gardening" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 21:53:06 +1100
Encountered in Kambah on Friday.  Its call first caught my attention - kinda
Spotted Turtle Dove like (but not).  ( I later heard a STD call and was able
to make the comparison).  It had creamy/sandy white head and breast, black
eye, grey/blue bill, wing and back feathers very light pink/brown.  Its most
distinctive feature was a thin black band around the nape and back of its
neck.  It sat quietly on a brick wall while I watched it for several
minutes, then moved along the wall towards me before flying a short distance
to land half a metre from where I stood then proceeded to forage amongst the
leaf litter.  This behaviour had me thinking it might be some exotic aviary
escapee.  Maybe it was a very young Spotted Turtle Dove.

Any other possibilities?



Rod Mackay
Rod's Garden Maintenance & Mowing

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