Possible Elegant Imperial-Pigeon

To: "Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Possible Elegant Imperial-Pigeon
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:34:37 +1100
Keith, what size was this Pigeon? Whereas Elegant was the bird in Darwin it was also the most likely large, green-above, vagrant Imperial-Pigeon to occur there. Not so near Cairns where Pacific Imperial-Pigeon is more likely. Pacific is similar in size to Pied (39 cm compared with PIP at 37 but Elegant is 44 thus considerably larger than PIP, according to Pigeons & Doves of the World) .

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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