birding-aus rainbows vs pigeons

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Subject: birding-aus rainbows vs pigeons
From: Karina J Mercer <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:56:06 +1030
Hey all,
has anyone ever seen rainbow lorikeets harassing domestic pigeons
before? During a walk along the River Torrens, my partner and I observed
two rainbow lorikeets chasing a single domestic pigeon. This continued
for several minutes, until the harassed pigeon finally flew to a tree,
at which point the lorikeets flew away. This was no mere coincidence,
the pigeon was definitely being chased! Is this unusual, or am I
observing for the first time (for me) something which occurs frequently?

I'd be keen to know if anyone has observed this before.

Ms Karina J Mercer
4 Shirley Avenue
Felixstow 5070
Phone: 08 8365 3020

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