21 April 2019
The Wonga pigeon is a plump ground-dwelling pigeon in Australia. Aboriginals have Dreaming stories about the Wonga Wonga but when Europeans arrived, their white flesh meant that they became a food source. In addition to hunting for food in the days of early settlement and during the Great Depression, their numbers have been seriously decreased by foxes and sport shooting. However, with recent protection laws, their future appears to be secure.
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