Crested Pigeon breeding

To: 'Lia Battisson' <>
Subject: Crested Pigeon breeding
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: 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. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Canberrabirds  
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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