RFI Barbary Dove

To: Jon Wren <>
Subject: RFI Barbary Dove
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:01:16 +1100
Please capture them and return them to aviaries.  In the interim please prick 
any eggs.  

Does anyone know a way of desexing these beasts which, like cats, should not be 
allowed to breed in Oz ? They are an avian weed, although not as threatening as 
the vegetable weeds which admirably The Australian is now reporting.

The State of Australian Birds in the supplement to the December "Wingspan" 
implied these were now accepted as feral in Aus. presumably because of the 
large Alice Springs breeding population. 

But Robert Read reported last August that they have been removed (back to the 
Barbary coast of NE Africa I hope - if not to a rest home.)

Michael Norris
with apologies for not yet netting his local pair - nor ticking them in 2004 !
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