spotted turtle dove

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Subject: spotted turtle dove
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 13:10:02 +1100
I do not understand all the upset about the spotted turtle dove. They have been in other places since 1900 at least and are not regarded as pests. I grew up in Perth and they were just one of the local birds. They do not displace other birds, as the rainbow lorikeet does, in WA. There are thousands of lorikeets there now, probably hundreds of thousands. They have been declared a pest because of the damage that they cause to local farmers and the fact that they are displacing the local ringneck parrot, the twenty-eight

What problems do the doves cause? They are not at all like the indian myna

Have I put the cat among the pigeons?


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