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  • Common Bronzewing

  • Phaps chalcoptera
  • Common Bronzewings are medium-sized, heavily built pigeons. The male has a yellow-white forehead and pinkish breast. Both sexes have a clear white line below and around the eye and irridescent patches in the wing, characteristic of all bronzewings. The Common Bronzewing is a cautious pigeon, and rarely allows close approach. If startled, it flies away with a clatter, keeping low to the ground while moving in a steady, direct manner. Young Common Bronzewings are duller and browner than the adults. The metallic wing patch is absent or not easily seen.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=38
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=38&p=225
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Common Bronzewing

  • Common Bronzewings are medium-sized, heavily built pigeons. The male has a yellow-white forehead and pinkish breast. Both sexes have a clear white line below and around the eye and irridescent patches in the wing, characteristic of all bronzewings. The Common Bronzewing is a cautious pigeon, and rarely allows close approach. If startled, it flies away with a clatter, keeping low to the ground while moving in a steady, direct manner. Young Common Bronzewings are duller and browner than the adults. The metallic wing patch is absent or not easily seen.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Phaps chalcoptera
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 34
  • Size
  • 28-36cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=38&p=225
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=38
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/common-bronzewing