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

To: "Keith Brandwood" <>, "Peter Shute" <>,
Subject: Re: [SPAM] [Birding-Aus] Australian Painted Snipe in Dubbo
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:20:01 +1000

Without wanting to start a flame war or appearing overly disbelieving -
is there any evidence of the type of behaviour you're describing - here
or anywhere else? i.e people shooting birds for a feather collection or
collecting specimens such as Painted Snipe for a 'collection'? Egg
collecting is one thing - for a lot of birders that was their first
introduction to birds and birding... but shooting and 'collecting'? Does
that actually happen? 


On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:28 +1100, "Keith Brandwood"
<> wrote:
> 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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