rose crowned fruit dove dampier peninsula Broome

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Subject: rose crowned fruit dove dampier peninsula Broome
From: Gary Wright <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 15:56:57 +1030

Camping at djoodjoon? same track as to Mudnunn anyway and over a cup of tea
saw an immature rose crowned fruit dove in a  tree with small orange
berries.  I had previously seen a white gaped honeyeater eating one of these
berries, so presumably the fruit dove was there for the same purpose.

Subsequently did three brief searches of area, two to west of camp where
better habitat was but failed to locate any doves.    West of camp there is
fairly large area of monsoonal vine thicket with many of these trees with
the orange berries, the best bit of potential habitat that I have seen.

Caught up with my last mangrove bird, at least for the west coast,  a couple
of days ago, when I saw dusky gerygone at Crab Creek near bird observatory.
   Voice made it easy but strange to hear whistler like calls coming from a


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