Crested Pigeon breeding

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Subject: Crested Pigeon breeding
From: Mark Clayton via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 02:56:06 +0000
I reckon Philip is correct with his feather identification and the Pied 
Currawong is probably the chief predator of Crested Pigeon nests (and 
many other species) locally but it is only doing exactly what it is 
designed to do.


On 25/09/2021 12:17 pm, Philip Veerman wrote:
> 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.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Canberrabirds  
> On Behalf Of Lia Battisson
> Sent: Saturday, 25 September, 2021 11:58 AM
> To: Anthony Overs
> Cc: Canberra birds
> Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] 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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