Re: RFI: Crested Pigeon flocks

To: Trevor Hampel <>
Subject: Re: RFI: Crested Pigeon flocks
From: moris <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:14:00 +1000
Trevor Hampel wrote:
> 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.

Hi Trevor,

Here on the Central Coast of NSW mainly the LGAs of Gosford and Wyong,
Crested Pigeons are common breeding residents although they only arrived
in these areas in the early 1970's. The largest group that I have
observed is 26 on the wires sitting together one day at Doyalson (east
of Wyee), and 25 feeding on grass at the edge of Tuggerah Lakes at
Berkeley Vale both during the period Oct-Nov 1997.

Alan Morris

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