Laughing Turtle-dove size

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Subject: Laughing Turtle-dove size
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 09:34:20 +0800
Laughing Turtle-Doves are definitely appreciably smaller than Spotted 
Turtle-Dove.  Don't forget that a 10% size difference in one dimension 
equates to about a 32% overall size difference (assuming that 10% applies 
to all 3 dimensions).

Yes, you do get 'large' Laughing TDs and small Spotted TDs, but it is rare 
that you can't pick them on size.  However, I have never thought that 
Laughing TDs were as small as Peaceful Doves.  But then I have seen both 
species so often with PDs being the common dove at the Argyle Diamond Mine 
and Broome, and Laughing TDs being the common dove in Perth.

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