Re: [SPAM] [Birding-Aus] Australian Painted Snipe in Dubbo

To: "Peter Shute" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [SPAM] [Birding-Aus] Australian Painted Snipe in Dubbo
From: "Keith Brandwood" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:28:29 +1100
Hi Peter, my main concern was the Painted Snipe, and yes I do believe that there are people who would take a Painted Snipe for their collection. Its no different than collecting feathers a subject that as been discussed recently on this forum. Collecting feathers appears to be a harmless pastime on the surface but you can imagine someone who as all the feathers of all the parrot species except for the Night Parrot. I could easily see such a person trying to find out where to find one and going out and shooting it to get the feather.You only have to see what some of the fanatical Twitchers get up to at times to understand the need to be alert to whom you give information to. Thankfully it is only a small minority that are involved in such behaviour.
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