Re: Spotted Turtle-Doves

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Subject: Re: Spotted Turtle-Doves
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:38:18 +1000
Hi Graham,
Thanks for the photo. I really wanted to see whether it fits any of the other species of pigeons that are kept in captivity, I can't think of any matches there. I think any similarity to Rock Dove is coincidental on that some Rock Doves have a lot of white. Can't tell a lot from photos but it looks like a partly (actually mostly) albino Spotted Turtle-Dove. It is lacking any pigment in much of the plumage. Strangely though, it seems that the pigmented parts are darker than usual. Or maybe that is just an illusion. I don't recall this condition in this species but these things happen sometimes.
-----Original Message-----
From: Graham <>
To: 'Philip A. Veerman' <>
Date: Thursday, 7 August 2003 16:56
Subject: RE: Spotted Turtle-Doves

Glad someone let me know they noticed.
-----Original Message-----
From: Philip A. Veerman
Sent: Thursday, 7 August 2003 4:37 PM
To: Graham Turner
Subject: Spotted Turtle-Doves

Hi Graham,
I wouldn't mind you sending me a copy of the photo. I liked your joke!
-----Original Message-----
From: Graham <>
To: Birding-aus <>
Date: Thursday, 7 August 2003 14:15
Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Spotted Turtle-Doves

Gidday Birders,
  while not relating to Alice Springs or central
Australia I received a picture of a most unusual STD today. It could
easily be mistaken for a Rock Dove by the colour, but the shape is that
of a STD. Has anyone else encountered odd coloured Spotted-turtle doves
(won't use short-hand here for obvious reasons)??

Email me for a copy of the photo.

Gaham Turner

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