'Lia Battisson' <>
Crested Pigeon breeding
Philip Veerman <>
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 02:17:22 +0000
The feather to me looks like from a Maned Duck (Aust Wood Duck), which fly over
our houses sometimes (for those who don't know, Lia lives close to me). I can't
see it as of any local raptor. Main predator of Crested Pigeon breeding (at
least of chicks in nests) is almost certainly the Pied Currawong.
On Behalf Of Lia Battisson
Sent: Saturday, 25 September, 2021 11:58 AM
To: Anthony Overs
Cc: Canberra birds
Subject: Crested Pigeon breeding
I have a Crested Pigeon on a nest in my neighbour’s garden, but sadly this
morning I found a carcass on my back lawn. Unanswered questions: Was it a cat
or a raptor that took it? Was it one of the breed pair? The attached photo is
of a barred feather which lay beside it.
Does it belong to a raptor, or the last bird that the raptor took?
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