Re: birding-aus rainbow lorikeets vs pigeons

To: Goodfellow <>, birding Aus <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus rainbow lorikeets vs pigeons
From: Atriplex <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:12:03 +1030

Goodfellow wrote:

> Some Bar-shouldered Doves at our feeding tray are very aggressive, but
> not only toward their own kind or the much smaller Peaceful Doves.  They
> will pick finches up by the nape feathers and fling them off the tray.

Hi all.
Several decades ago I visited Ms Lexie Nichols in WA, who was then famous as
a bird rescuer. She told me that doves are the most inappropriate bird as a
symbol of peace, fighting to the death if the wrong ones are caged together.
I've never forgotten her words.
Anne Green

Atriplex Services (Pronounced A-tree-plex)
Environmental Consultants, Landscaping Contractors,
Native Australian Plant Nursery, Educators.

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