More than Wom­poo

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

NQ Wildlife Car­ers re­ports that be­sides the in­flux of Wom­poo pi­geons ( About Town 3/ 3) af­ter the cy­clone there are large num­bers of Su­perb Fruit Doves, Pur­ple-crowned Fruit Doves, TI Pi­geons, Bronze wing doves and Brown Cuckoo-doves stag­ger­ing around. They have had quite a few handed to them for care due to ex­haus­tion, star­va­tion and in­jury. They ask us all to keep an eye out for them and keep cats in­doors. The birds live in the rain­for­est usu­ally and are not used to civil­i­sa­tion so they of­ten fly into win­dows be­cause they don’t know about them. If you come across an in­jured na­tive an­i­mal take it to the near­est vet or ring NQ Wildlife on 0414 717374.

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