A word of caution regarding the possibility of
native Bar-shouldered Doves pushing out introduced Spotted
Both species are common in Bundaberg and
district.There is considerable overlap .But the BSD's prefer the more
and natural type environment whether it be in a
garden or not;whereas the STD's prefer the more urbanized habitat.
My advice to anyone or council etc would be to
encourage endemic vegetation where ever possible.
This should help the BSD's with their 'push' into
new territory and inhibit the STD's.Obviously different areas will have
their own relevant issues but the cry of "plant native endemic and do it often",
will help our native birds and animals across the board.
Interestingly ,BSD's don't seem to associate with
STD's but when they do interact (in my experience) then they seem to get on
This is a bit of a problem,I think, if there is a
chance of either forcing the other out by way of some form of aggression.The
BSD's very often associate with both Peacful Doves and Crested Pidgeons but
All the best,
PS. Also ,can someone give Mr.Gamlin something
productive to do?