Collared Doves and Barbary Doves

Subject: Collared Doves and Barbary Doves
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 18:44:34 +1000
Yes Russell - my tough was firmly in cheek  -).

A couple more points from that site I mentioned:

There are hybrids between Eurasian Collared Doves (Streptopelia
decaocto) and the Barbary Dove (S. 'risoria').

"Eurasian Collared-Doves were apparently imported into the
Bahamas during the 1970s when a supplier was unable to fill an
order of Ringed Turtle-Doves and sent Eurasian Collared-Doves
instead. About 50 of these doves were released in 1974 as a
result of an aviary break-in. Within ten years, the population
multiplied to at least 10,000 birds, and it started to spread to
other islands. By the mid-1980s it reached the North American
mainland near Miami, Florida, from where it has
expanded its range rapidly."

Now that's feral feral. Hope AQIS can spot S.decaocto.

Michael Norris

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