Re: birding-aus Crested Pigeons in Melbourne (Vic.)

To: "Martin O'Brien" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Crested Pigeons in Melbourne (Vic.)
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:54:30 +1000
Martin O'Brien wrote:

> Subject:  Crested Pigeons in Melbourne (Vic.)
> Wouldn't it be nice if they made some inroads into the Spotted Turtle Dove
> distribution.

An interesting thought, and I wonder if it would work like that?!

I visited family in Numurkah in northern Victoria (about 25km N of Shepparton)
on the weekend - a place where Crested Pigeons are extremely abundant within
the town boundaries.  I saw a Spotted Turtle-Dove there for the first time -
just one!  It will be interesting to see what happens in the long run, because
though Crested Pigeons are steadily advancing south, so are Spotted
Turtle-Doves steadily advancing north.  In the same way Common Mynas have
spread out along major roads to provincial centres and farms, ST-Ds seem to be
following just behind.

Atlas them all, and then we might better understand what's happening.

[My list also recorded for later transmission to the Atlas.]

Cheers -- Lawrie

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