Re: Crested Pigeon Flocks

Subject: Re: Crested Pigeon Flocks
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 10:14:49 +1000
Crested Pigeons are also spreading rapidly in South-East Melbourne.

I've heard rumours they originate from a release of birds at Dingley or
Braeside about 10 years ago.  Can anyone provide more information on
their origin ?

Also, what ecological impact do they have ? There is some overlap in
their feeding with our uncommon Common Bronzewings but I guess they
compete mainly with Spotted Turtle Doves and Eastern Rosellas,
especially on sown grass and other seeds on golf courses.

Michael Norris
Hampton, Victoria, Australia 3188
roughly 37° 55' S  145° E

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