Topknot Pigeons

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Subject: Topknot Pigeons
From: "Carla Jackett" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 14:35:43 +1000

I also have heard many people call Crested Pigeons, Topknot Pigeons and the
two are really nothing alike.
Also the Top Knot is much larger at 40-46cm while the Crested is only
31-35cm.  Where abouts is Tannum Sands?
Do you live near rainforest?


>> Hi Michael,
>> The area you're referring to is close to where we are living now, but is
>> coastal . We are about 15 km inland with different vegetation and have a
>> different range of birds.  We've just moved here from Tannum Sands. We
>> Crested pigeons there, where they loved the shopping centre. LOL!
>> However, this one is different and the locals tell us it is a Topknot.
>> are quite a few of them around.
>> These seem to like the more open areas and the one we've found nesting is
>> a fairly open position in the Bougainvillea.  So am inclined to think
>> Topnot rather than a Crested.
>> Funnily enough we don't see the black cocatoos here. They seem to prefer
>> coastal sheoaks.
>> By the way, you'd probably be shocked at the way Tannum has grown since
>> 1996. There have been literally hundreds of new homes built and many of
>> birds and wildlife, including those kangaroo families, have gone into
>> hiding.
>> This is one of the reasons we moved. It was becoming too "built up".
>> The area you refer to near the sewerage plant is known as Canoe Point and
>> a wellknown bird and wild life habitat. Sadly, houses have been built
>> beside it right down to the mouth of the river on the Tannum side. The
>> developers went on their usual "scorched earth policy" rampage, cutting &
>> burning ALL trees not in crown land
>> We lived across the road from the beach at Tannum, and what we thought
>> nature reserve behind us turned out to be "undeveloped" land. The
>> are now doing their thing. Council has n't really been very efficient at
>> making the developers reserve parkland.....a bit sad for the birds and
>> Glad you enjoyed the birds while you could.
>> Lesley Judge

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