Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon

The Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to Australia.

The Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, Petrophassa rufipennis * White-quilled Rock Pigeon, Petrophassa albipennis They are not closely related to the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) which includes domestic and feral pigeons as well as being a wild species of Europe, North Africa and Asia. More

excellent views of Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon on the ground. I had felt a bit uninspired when I learned that one of the targets birds of Kakadu was a pigeon (and a brown pigeon at that!), but I was surprisingly impressed by this bird - a sandstone specialist that has a very partridge like flight and disappears with a whirring of wings. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Petrophassa
Species : rufipennis
Authority : Collett, 1898