Dead Rose-crowned Fruit-dove at Highfields

228 spp last year is the current record. Let's make 230 spp our goal for 2010.

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Dead Rose-crowned Fruit-dove at Highfields

Postby Mick Atzeni » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:05 pm

From: Scanlan, Joe
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 14:39
To: Atzeni, Michael
Subject: Rose crowned fruit dove

Hi Mick

As we discussed.

Yesterday, Sue Scanlan found a dead Rose crowned fruit dove on our lawn at 19 Nichols Road Highfields. It had been killed and partially eaten by an unknown predator.

Regards
Joe S

Joe Scanlan
Biosecurity Queensland, a service of
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
203 Tor Street, Toowoomba.
PO Box 102 Toowoomba. 4350)


Joe also showed me pictures confirming the ID. It was an adult. Coloured crown was obvious in photos but body plumage wasn't. One interesting and helpful feature was that the tops of the otherwise greyish feet are green; the similar Superb Fruit-dove has red feet.

A rarely reported species locally, and the first I've heard of from Highfields. My handful of records have all been from Redwood Park.

Thanks Joe and Sue.

Cheers

Mick
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