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Unidentified scat

Lou

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1.5cm across, one of about 20 directly on the trail in the West MacDonald Ranges. April 2022
 

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Mozzie

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looks like it has a white uric acid section to it and its grain looking.....and you said about 20.
I will take a guess and say maybe a variety of duck.
 

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looks like it has a white uric acid section to it and its grain looking.....and you said about 20.
I will take a guess and say maybe a variety of duck.
Thanks for that. Yours is the only reply so far, but I will follow up on this lead. We saw lots of spinifex pidgeon
 

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Thanks for that. Yours is the only reply so far, but I will follow up on this lead. We saw lots of spinifex pidgeon
I was going to say a spinifex pigeon but then you mentioned that there were up to 20 deposits,
so went with ducks..... If you spotted many pigeons that could be culprit!

Pigeon dropping...

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Thanks very much. Quite an amazing scat really. bTW, do you know why doves and pigeons make such a unique audible flapping sound when they are not gliding?
 

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Thanks very much. Quite an amazing scat really. bTW, do you know why doves and pigeons make such a unique audible flapping sound when they are not gliding?
never Really though about it, must be a reason, maybe a scare tactic for predator.
 

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Thanks very much. Quite an amazing scat really. bTW, do you know why doves and pigeons make such a unique audible flapping sound when they are not gliding?
My Dad used to tell me the ‘squeak’ from Top-Knot pidgeons was because they need oiling 🤣

…my brother and I called them ‘oily pidgeons’
 

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Thanks very much. Quite an amazing scat really. bTW, do you know why doves and pigeons make such a unique audible flapping sound when they are not gliding?
They have some flight feathers that act as an alarm when they take off.
 
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