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Crested Pigeon breeding
Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:49:28 +0000
The Crested Pigeons I reported as nest building on 5 August have successfully
raised two young.
The nest is in a dense grevillea which is about three metres high. It’s in my
>From one angle I could look straight in at the sitting bird.
The nest was empty four days ago, but the two young had left and moved deeper
into the shrub sitting there with an adult. I could see them from my lounge
The two young made their first flights yesterday, with one going about four
metres and crash landing in a conifer where the parents were. The second bird
made it about six metres up to the roof gutter. I popped out and had a look, it
peered back at me, while the parents called with urgency. It then flew over to
them, crash landing as well. The flights were highly amusing!
The adults went to and from the nest site often, first building, then swapping
sitting duty, then feeding young. They never gave their position away to the
currawongs nesting in the tree in the neighbour’s front yard very close by.
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