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RE: [CALBIRDS] question

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  • Allen, Bob
    Band-tailed pigeon sounds right to me also. We have a pair that nests right here on our campus, no doubt habituated to human presence. -Bob Allen Cal State
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 16, 2001
      Band-tailed pigeon sounds right to me also. We have a pair that nests right
      here on our campus, no doubt habituated to human presence.

      -Bob Allen
      Cal State University, Fullerton (Orange County, CA)

      > ----------
      > From: Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
      > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 08:55 AM
      > To: verni
      > Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] question
      >
      > verni wrote:
      > >
      > > While birding in the Ventana Wilderness this weekend I ran into a
      > > flock of
      > > doves. Their tails did not look flared or pointed like those of
      > > mourning
      > > doves, but were rounded with a definitive white stripe. They also had
      > > a
      > > white patch on their wings. They were perching in trees up in high
      > > chaparral. They looked more like white-winged doves... but the map I
      > > have
      > > in my bird book doesn't show them as present that far north. What else
      > >
      > > could they be?
      > > -verni
      > >
      >
      > Why not Band-tailed Pigeons? They flock and hang around oaks for the
      > acorns, their major food, and they have a pale band at the end of their
      > tail.
      > White-winged Dove would be a rare vagrant in that area and certainly not
      > in flocks.
      > --
      > Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
      > Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
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