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2 Diamond Dove at Gungaderra Grasslands

Geopelia cuneata at Gungaderra Grasslands - 14 Feb 2021
Geopelia cuneata at Gungaderra Grasslands - 14 Feb 2021
Geopelia cuneata at Gungaderra Grasslands - 14 Feb 2021
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Geopelia cuneata 15 Feb 2021 natureguy
Geopelia cuneata 14 Feb 2021 trevsci

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2 comments

natureguy wrote:
   15 Feb 2021
Hi Trevsci,

Was this bird behaving in a wild manner (e.g was it timid, hard to approach, flighty?) or was it tame and approchable? Diamond Doves are an unusual visitor to this area and if it was tame it was likely an escapee.

Regards Luke.
trevsci wrote:
   15 Feb 2021
It flew into a tree, just a short distance from where it was sitting on the ground, as soon as we approached the area but sat there calmly while we passed by. I've seen them in the wild near Alice Springs and they showed this similar behaviour but I've never seen one here

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Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 14 Feb 2021 by trevsci
Zacorus carus (A concealer moth) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 14 Feb 2021 by trevsci
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 13 Feb 2021 by trevsci
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 11 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 11 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 11 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Gungaderra Grasslands - 11 Feb 2021 by tpreston

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 14 Feb 2021 11:05 AM Recorded on
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