Crested Pigeons

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Subject: Crested Pigeons
From: "Shaun Bagley" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:50:27 +1100

Came home today to find 9 Crested Pigeons perched on the T-bar of the telegraph pole and associated wires that are above the back fence. What struck me as interesting was that 8 of them were clearly juveniles. The one adult was a meter away down the wire with a much bigger crest.  They did not seem inclined to fly away until the adult made the move after something else, not me, triggered its flight response. Is a “creche” like this a known habit because my understanding is that Crested Pigeons only produce two eggs per clutch?


Shaun Bagley

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