Don't Talk To the Hunters

To: "Paul" <>, <>
Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:53:44 +1000
Topknot Pigeons, not Crested Pigeons, were hunted well into the 1970s. I remember finding spent shotgun shells on the ground at Mungo Brush, Myall Lakes National Park, many years back. It was a National Park and the Topknot Pigeon was a protected species but that didn't stop some people. They mean Topknot Pigeon without a doubt. That species provides more 'sport' darting and weaving in and out of the palm trees in flocks. The Crested Pigeon would be a 'sitting duck', I mean a 'sitting pigeon'.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
02 66493153  0429601960

-----Original Message----- From: Paul
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:42 AM
Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters

Most non birders call the Crested Pigeon a Topknot Pigeon so this could lead
to quite some confusion. I can't see any reason that the Govt. would allow
hunting of Topknots, I suspect they meant Crested.
Paul Osborn

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Gregory
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 2:02 PM
To: birdingaus mailing list
Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters

Good news if you live in NSW, as I do, from July 1st you get an 18%
increase in your electricity bill and as a trade off you get to keep 10
metres from a bloke (must be over 12 years of age) with a gun in your
favourite NP. A win win all round really - unless you are a Topknot Pigeon.
Here is a link to the Game and Feral Animal Control Amendment Bill 2009 and
below it a listing of birds and animals included in the bill.


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