Crested Pigeon displays

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Subject: Crested Pigeon displays
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 17:37:20 +1000

Today, i went for a quick look down at Hospital Swamp, Connewarre Victoria. and counted 17 Crested Pigeons in a group.  The highest number i've seen down there so far.  

After first seeing them, a group of four flew away from the main group. One of  the group of four started to make a display, by fanning its tail feathers, ducking its head and 'performing' to another crested pigeon.  Is this some type of mating ritual? Or another type of display?

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