Re: Collared Doves and other dangerous escapees

Subject: Re: Collared Doves and other dangerous escapees
From: Anne & Roger <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 18:53:14 -0700
Debra Sparn wrote: the mange that we call House Sparrows? 
-- Hello all
I believe the success of birds such as Sparrows and Starlings is down to
curiosity and opportunism. This was well illustrated today when I
watched a H.Sparrow peer inside our shed, through a 6 inch opening, to
find out what the Welcome Swallows were doing in there. (They are
nest-site hunting).The sparrow went away after a good look but I'm sure
it would have come inside if it saw food!
I suspect human-friendly Aussie opportunists, such as Galahs and
Magpies, would become pests if introduced into other countries?
Environmental Consultants, Growers of Native Australian Plants,
Educators and Bush Guides.

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