Re Sparrows

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Re Sparrows
From: "Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 17:30:09 +1100
Re Spotted Dove.
I don't have the new Christidis & Boles, but if they have brought the former Spotted Turtle-dove into line with the rest of the world, then they have done those of us with a deep interest in Asian birds as well as Australian birds a big favour. 
Hopefully BA will adopt the name and I can cease having to put different name labels on my photos of the species taken in Austrralia and overseas!
PS We have sparrows (the house variety) here in my GBS in Gordon all year. A quick look through my GBS records for the past year shows that they are more numerous (on average) during the colder months than in summer. They have bred (successfully last year, unsuccessfully this year) in the eaves of the house next door to ours. Mynas are present all year but dont seem to interact with the sparrows at all.
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