2 young Supurb Fruit-Doves found in Weipa

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Subject: 2 young Supurb Fruit-Doves found in Weipa
From: Ben Bright <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:59:35 -0700 (PDT)
Yesterday the local wildlife carer was handed 2 young SFD which were found 
sheltering near the ship loader in the harbour.  This species is uncommon here 
and the birds, going by their size difference seem to be maybe a week apart in 
age.  They were covered in bauxite mud and the smaller one is suffering 
concussion.  My field guides all indicate these birds only lay one egg at a 
time making me ask the question - how did these 2 unusual birds come to be 
together sheltering in a shed in Weipa?  Where they were found hasn't been used 
in a couple of days since ships weren't coming in due to the impending cyclone. 
 Any ideas or records of more than one egg per SFD nest?

Ben Bright
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