Spotted doves

To: "'canberra birds'" <>
Subject: Spotted doves
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:26:03 +1100

If there is to be monitoring, another behaviour of interest would be the display flight  -  flapping ascent, glide descent – like the Crested Pigeon but, as I recall from my crested-pigeon-free Victorian childhood, noisier and higher.


From: Rosie - Internode [
Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011 3:53 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Spotted doves


When Spotted doves have been heard &/or seen in the Flynn & Fraser areas they are usually calling from powerlines or rooftops.


It would be very useful for those gathering information about the species in the ACT & region if observers could mention if the doves are ever seen in yards, gardens, foraging on the ground, their possible diet & their interactions with other species.


Please keep reports and observations coming!


Many thanks



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