Gouldian Finch and Peaceful Dove preening

To: Birding Aus <>, Simon Mustoe <>, Alan McBride <>
Subject: Gouldian Finch and Peaceful Dove preening
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:01:13 +0930
While guiding recently I spotted a group of birds in a tree - Masked,
Long-tailed and Gouldian finches, and Peaceful Doves.  A Peaceful Dove and
male Gouldian were sitting very close together, preening each other.  Bruce
Richardson was able to take several photos of this occurrence.   I'd never
seen this behaviour before among wild birds and wondered if birding-Aussers
knew of any  literature on inter-species preening.

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
1/7 Songlark Street,
Bakewell, NT 0832
043 8650 835


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