Capertee Valley snake and Bar-shouldered Dove

Subject: Capertee Valley snake and Bar-shouldered Dove
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 14:53:33 +1100
Hi all,

Thanks to some info from Graham Turner, I have given second thoughts to the
ID of the snake I mentioned in my previous posting "The dream - one month
on". I now believe it was more likely a young Eastern Brown Snake. I must
admit I was a little surprised at finding what I thought was a Tiger Snake
given the dry habitat. I was aware that young Brown Snakes can have bands,
but not that they could look superficially so similar to Tiger Snakes. And
no, I didn't catch it to have a closer look!

Anyway, back to birds. Birding friends have told me that they saw 4
Bar-shouldered Doves behind the camping area at Glen Davis around the New
Year period, hanging around with a couple of Spotted Turtle-Doves. As far
as I am aware, this is a new species for the Capertee Valley. Sightings of
Bar-shouldered Doves seem to be increasing in the Blue Mountains, so it's
not surprising that they would expand to Glen Davis too.

The Capertee Valley is located in the NSW central tablelands, 120-150km
north-west of Sydney.



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