Re: RFI: Crested Pigeon flocks

To: "Trevor Hampel" <>
Subject: Re: RFI: Crested Pigeon flocks
From: (andy burton)
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 06:53:25 +1000
>In recent days I have seen four loose flocks of Crested Pigeons near Murray
>Bridge. The flocks were of 8, 9, 12 and 13 individual birds. Have other
>birders experienced many flocks of Crested Pigeons? My observations around
>here over 15 years consist of individuals or twos and threes.
>Trevor Hampel
>Murray Bridge.


In recent years I have regularly encountered flocks of 30-40 of this
species feeding on the sporting ovals of suburban Willoughby, about 10 km
north of the Sydney CBD. 50+ years ago this bird did not exist in Sydney
but was released into the wild in the 1940s. A small number of other
releases followed, probably as late as the 1970s. It is now common in

Andy Burton
Andy Burton's Bush Tours
703/4 Francis Road
Artarmon, NSW  2064

Ph      61 2 9904 8468  (home and bus.)
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