Re: birding-aus Rainbows Lorikeets vs pigeons

To: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Rainbows Lorikeets vs pigeons
From: "Michael J Dolan" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 12:09:59 +1030
Hi Philip and all Birders,

Philip you wrote:

": Rainbow Lorikeets are really quite cantankerous beasts (as are many
: and will attack all sorts of things. This is not unusual. Pigeons are
: only aggressive to other pigeons (Columba livia rather less so than

Interestingly, I recently observed a Crested Pigeon having a stoush with a
Noisy Miner on the ground. The pigeon was feeding on whatever when the
miner attacked once and staid on the ground. It must have got one hell of a
shock when the pigeon retaliated, not once but twice before the miner took
off defeated. This only lasted for perhaps twenty seconds tops, but it was
jolly good entertainment! 
Michael Dolan

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