juvenile Crested Pigeon

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Subject: juvenile Crested Pigeon
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:27:08 +1100
I saw a juvenile Crested Pigeon today near home in the Canberra suburbs.

It couldn't fly, but it was walking vigiously behind a parent, begging
and being fed. What struck me as odd, however, was how small it was,
it seemed to be only about half the size of the parent. I had in the
back of my mind the idea that fledgelings were usually the size of
their parents before they left the nest (I suppose this one could have
fallen out early).

Is this right?

John Leonard

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