Crested Pigeons

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Subject: Crested Pigeons
From: "Lindsay Hansch" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:35:32 +1100

I am aware that Sandgrouse in Africa carry water to nestlings by trapping it in their breast feathers.  Does anyone know if pigeons here do the same.  Early this week while doing my GBS count I saw a pair of Crested Pigeons circling low over the water in Lake Jerrabomberra.  While I watched one bird landed in the water, remained for a few seconds and then took off, heading directly away from the lake followed by its mate.  Is there any other explanation for this behavior?


Lindsay Hansch

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