Collared Doves

Subject: Collared Doves
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 15:23:10 +1000 (EST)
Tom Tarrant mentioned Collared Doves at Redcliffe, north of Brisbane.

Are these pests still around Redcliffe?  Julian Bielewicz & I saw them
near a cafe a couple of years ago and thought they were probably cage
birds 'let out' by the cafe owner - but apparently there is or was an
established population.

If so, why doesn't someone organise for them to be culled - or has the
population risen beyond an easy cull?

I'm sure some of our expat Brits would recall how this species used to be
a rarity in Britain a few decades ago, and is now very common there. Can
the same expansion happen here?

Russell Woodford

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