White-headed Pigeon - 4.30pm

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Subject: White-headed Pigeon - 4.30pm
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:24:17 +0000
Yes we get these records. That of itself does not allow a conclusion that
they are wild birds or an aviary escapes. They occur at a sort of similar
rate in the urban area as we get singles of Rose-ringed Parakeets, which are
not wild birds. What is relevant is that White-headed Pigeons are not kept
in captivity in any regularity. Also they occur naturally not far away and
are obviously mobile. So natural occurrence is the first option. There has
not been a suggestion that the many previous records are other than wild
birds. So the answer to Jean's question, which is about "likely" is no.


-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Sunday, 15 September, 2019 8:06 PM
Subject: White-headed Pigeon - 4.30pm


We generally a small number of wild birds. They occur in singles. When
they do turn up they are sometimes seen on wires in urban locations.

So, most likely a wild bird.



On 9/15/2019 5:40 PM, Jean Casburn wrote:
> White-headed Pigeon - 4.30pm
> Sitting on wires next to the house for several minutes then flew on
> towards Renmark Street.
> Is this likely to be an escapee?
> Jean

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