Re: Collared Doves and other dangerous escapees

Subject: Re: Collared Doves and other dangerous escapees
From: Marjorie Wisby <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 22:02:56 +1000 (EST)

>I've received a report of a Collared Dove in Sandringham, South-East
>Melbourne (May 1996).  My (1974) copy of the Birds of Britain and Europe
>(Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow) gives this as a different species from the
>paler Barbary Dove (Stretopelia risoria) which is a popular cage bird. 

My _National Geographic Society: Field Guide to the Birds of North America_,
(Second Edition, 1996) gives the same info. The R T-d is paler, slightly
smaller, and the call is quite different. The Collared is also in NA -
"breeding widely in southern Florida". The R T-d is "not firmly established
anywhere" - so it may not be such a pest.

All I saw was one lone bird (white) - but will keep my eyes peeled for it
now. If I see any more will let someone know - who? <g>

Townsville, NQ
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