I would say in suburban Brisbane that White-headed Pigeon is more likely,
backed up by the fact your bird was in a tree (not sure I've ever seen a
Wonga Pigeon off the ground, how about other birding-aussies?). Are you
sure Topknot Pigeon is out of the question? It is also grey on the wings and
back, and quite large. Topknots are less likely than White-headed in
suburban Brisbane, but I do see them here occasionally.
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Belinda Cassidy <
> Hi all,
> Today my partner and I accidently flushed a large pigeon from a small leafy
> tree in Mornningside Park, Brisbane, in an area where the pale headed
> Rosellas normally feed. We only caught a quick glimpse of it as it flew
> & perched (back facing us), then it flew one more time into a bigger, even
> leafier tree.
> >From behind it looked almost completely slate grey or black, which faded
> into a more buff colour at the top of its head. Its wings made a
> sound when we flushed it; not quite as loud as a Crested pigeon's `wing
> flap', but still loud and distinctive.
> Any ideas what this could be? From my bird guide, the possibilities seem to
> be either a Wonga pigeon, or a female white headed pigeon?
> Thanks for your help!
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