"Syd Curtis" <>, <>
Twitcher for a day, or
"Lawrie Conole" <>
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:16:00 +1000
Syd Curtis wrote:
> Yes, Rottnest Island it was. As Lawrie Conole, Frank O'Connor and Wim
> were all quick to point out. Also Harvey Perkins. Too easy for words if
> you've been there, I guess. And what a beautiful island! (Off-shore 20
> or so from Fremantle, WA, for anyone who doesn't know of it.)
I've never even been to WA - let alone Rottnest. The giveaway for me was
Laughing Turtle-Dove - I know they only occur in southwest WA - add the
waders and Singing Honeyeater to that, and I thought Rottnest a reasonable
guess (even without the pheasants!).
Last year in Kyrgyzstan I found the Laughing Turtle-Dove to be a common
urban bird in the capital city of Bishkek. And I felt no guilt in admiring
them as they're indigenous there ;-) Are the ones in WA from one of the
really tiny ssp? I couldn't believe how small the Kyrgyz ones were - not
much bigger than Peaceful Dove. Quite a contrast with the overfed
blimp-like Spotted TDs from around here.
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