Spotted doves

Subject: Spotted doves
From: "Jack & Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:12:01 +1100
Through my observations while walking dogs through the area, Spotted Dove numbers at our end of Chapman/Rivett have stayed pretty stable over the past decade, with perhaps a small increase.  They can most often be located through their calls or sitting on wires etc round the Eugenia/Croton St and NW end of Perry Drive areas, where I estimate up to at least 3 each may be found.
They do move around a bit and at the beginning of this GBS year two, and on one occasion 4 birds, hung around our house for over 2 months.  I started to suspect they were breeding in my neighbour’s garden, when luckily they moved away as abruptly as they came.
Jack Holland
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Spotted doves
Hey everyone,
I saw 2 STD's in our garden in Chapman. They seemed a bit loved up but I didn't see any mating or any such lasivious activities. I'll keep an eye on them, luckily, they seem to spend most of their time right above our pool.


On 3 February 2011 15:53, Rosie - Internode <> wrote:
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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