Re: birding-aus White-headed Pigeons

Subject: Re: birding-aus White-headed Pigeons
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:56:39 +1000
Ros Laundon wrote:
> Dear birding-Ausers,
> Do White-headed Pigeons eat green Camphor Laurel fruit?  There are quite
> a few birds in Rainbow Forest on Cubberla Creek, Indooroopilly,
> Brisbane.  They are in the tree tops and on the ground and green Camphor
> laurel fruit is the only food source I can see.
> Cheers,
> Ros Laundon.

I understand the top knot pigeons eat the fruit of camphor laurels, and
that played a big factor in the reduction of people shooting top knots
for tucker [did something nasty to the flavour of the bird I believe]. 

Regards, Laurie.

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