Re: Crested Pigeons

To: Ian Temby <>
Subject: Re: Crested Pigeons
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:07:06 +1000
Ian Temby wrote:
> From: Ian  on 10/09/98 12:19
> To:   
> cc:
> Subject:  Crested Pigeons
> I seem to recall a thread some time ago regarding range expansion in
> the
> Crested Pigeon. Last night, while riding home along the Yarra Bike
> Path
> about 2 km east of the junction of the Plenty and Yarra Rivers, I saw
> a
> pair of Crested Pigeons feeding beside the path.  I have not seen this
> species in the area before.  Of course, it is possible that they are
> aviary
> escapees, but they may be pioneers in this area, as part of a range
> expansion.  This species brings my daily commuting bird list to 116
> species.
> Cheers
> Ian
> =======================================
> Ian Temby
> Wildlife Damage Control Officer
> Secretary/Treasurer, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association
> Biodiversity Program
> Department of Natural Resources and Environment
> 4/250 Victoria Parade
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Last summer a group of Crested Pigeons was reported at Finns Reserve
just across the Yarra for several weeks (Feb-March from memory). I never
saw them myself but did find a lot of Common Bronzewings there.
Anthea fleming

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