Hmmm, a bit of fake news, perhaps.
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Sent: Friday, 5 May 2017 11:02 AM
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Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] From today's The Australian [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
From what I’ve read on the Broome Bird Observatory site (from mid-April), there appear to have been two sightings of a single bird.
The Australian, however, which is more recent (but then who would trust anything in that rag!) says “Since then there have been numerous sightings and earlier this week
a juvenile bird was captured 40km away by children in the front yard of a house at One Arm Point, near Broom.” suggesting more than one bird. The photo of the Chile Creek bird mentioned on the BBO post is of a juvenile. So it’s still unclear to me, from these
reports, of just what is going on or how many birds there are. Both Chile Creek and One Arm Point are at the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula, and each location is much closer to each other than either is to Broome, which is about 180 km to the SSW.
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From: Martin Butterfield
Sent: Friday, 5 May 2017 10:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] From today's The Australian
From what I have read I think it is only a single bird so talk about becoming established is a bit previous. The situation is probably like the Paradise Shelduck at Lake Woolumboola
in 2016: 1 bird does not an established population make.
On 5 May 2017 at 09:49, David & Adele Rosalky <> wrote:
This article suggests that the Nicobar Pigeon is becoming established in the Kimberley. It is not in field guides or HANZAB as far as I can see.
The picture has been compressed when I printed to a pdf writer, so it looks a bit scrawny in this image.