Crested Pigeons"nest

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Subject: Crested Pigeons"nest
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:31:41 +1100

Interestingly, Paul T. wrote ... “it [the nest] ended up 3 inches thick and a solid construction by the time they had used it half a dozen times or more.” To quote further from HANZAB. “One nest containing two dead young was deserted, subsequently used as a roost and bodies of young compressed into twigs of platform. A second nest was built on top.” This sheets home that regardless of how common a species has become it should not be discounted as being monotonous as it will doubtless impart new and surprising facts if we continue to monitor its behaviour. In somewhat similar vein I quote from Slater, “If galahs were rare they would be seen for what they are –extremely lovely birds.”


John K. Layton.

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