Common Bronzewing

Males of the species have pale-yellow to yellow-white foreheads, and pink breasts. Young birds are usually duller in colour and browner than the mature Common Bronzewing.

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The Common Bronzewing is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) is a species of medium-sized, heavily built pigeon. Native to Australia and one of the country's most common pigeons, the Common Bronzewing is able to live in almost any habitat, with the possible exception of very barren areas and dense rainforests. More

Male Common Bronzewing at Sawn Rocks (Mount Kaputar National Park; click on image for larger version) Male Common Bronzewing at Sawn Rocks (Mount Kaputar National Park; click on image for larger version) Lateral view of a female Common Bronzewing, typically sitting in a shady place on a dirt road (click on image for larger version) Different female bird, similar view (click on image for larger More

Common Bronzewing Size: 30-35cm Habitat: Located throughout Australia excluding Cape York and the most arid areas, favoring wooded country excepting rainforest, the Common Bronzewing diet consists mainly of seeds. Notes: Brown/grey bird, dark bill, white stripe above and below eye, pinkish throat and belly, wings have iridescent patch. Breeds usually Spring-Summer. For more information on Common Bronzewing see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). More

Common Bronzewings are medium-sized, heavily built pigeons. The male has a yellow-white forehead and pink breast. Both sexes have a clear white line below and around the eye and patches of green, blue and red 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. More

The Common Bronzewing Dove (Phaps chalcoptera) is undoubtedly one of the most attractive large seed-eating pigeons. The bronzewing family includes the beautiful Brush Bronzewing Dove (Phalps elegans) and the unique Australian Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes). Regardless, this pigeon-sized dove is an extraordinary aviary bird. In the United States they are called Bronzewings, and they are fairly common throughout the country. In their native Australia, Common Bronzewing doves live in sparse woodlands dotted with dense clumps of low scrub. More

A fact from Common Bronzewing appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 24 June 2007. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know * ...that like other bronzewing pigeons, the Common Bronzewing releases a milky substance from its crop to feed its young?" Wikipedia Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Common Bronzewing can be found throughout most of Australia, being absent from the top end of Queensland and in the dry Nullarbor desert of Western Australia. Its preferred habitat is forested and woodland areas, including areas of mallee, native cypress, acacia thickets, coastal tea-tree, banksias and heaths. The pigeon can breed all year in conditions that suit but more often from July to January. Nesting can be erratic; the nest being made as a scanty platform or a substantial saucer of twigs. More

As its name suggests, the Common Bronzewing Pigeon (Phaps chalcoptera) has a beautiful iridescent patch of metallic-coloured feathers on the outer part of its wings. They are large, bulky-bodied pigeons with small heads. Surprisingly for their size, they are very fast flyers – amongst the fastest birds in the bush. More

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Common Bronzewing - the Value of Silence Keywords: The value of silence, knowing when to speak, being able to settle down almost anywhere, being cautious, things are not what they seem, optical illusion, illusion, taking things seriously, taking your time, wariness. General Description: The common bronzewing, like its name, is perhaps the most common pigeon native to Australia. The common bronzewing bears some very cool iridescence along its wings. More

The Common Bronzewing is one of the most plentiful and commonly seen pigeons in Australia. Habitat Common Bronzewings are found in almost every habitat type, with the exception of the most barren areas and densest rainforests. Common Bronzewings are normally seen alone, in pairs or in small flocks, and are rarely found far from water. More

Common Bronzewing - Common Bronzewing information - Common Bronzewing facts Common Bronzewing ( Phaps chalcoptera ) SEARCH THIS SITE ANIMALS Insect (Insecta) Fish (Osteichties) & Sharks Amphibians (Amphibia) Reptiles (Reptilia) Birds (Aves) Abdim's Stork African Openbill African Penguin Avocet Australian Brush Turkey Bald Eagle More

Connie, our Common Bronzewing Pigeon 15 December 2006 Common Bronzewing Pigeons are one of the most beautiful and commonly seen pigeons in Australia. Our little lady’s name is Connie, and she lives in our beautiful Rainforest Aviary. Connie blessed us with her presence four years ago and loves to feed with the other birds in our Rainforest Aviary morning feed-out. Common Bronzewing Pigeons were named due to the beautiful bronze colours that are displayed through their wings. More

Common Bronzewing Pigeon by Wildpix This bird was a resident at the caravan park I was staying at on my recent holiday, and wandered about feeding on leftover food scraps. More

The second photo shows a Common Bronzewing at sunset and it has several rows of bronze-green feathers and one dark blue row. This bird is a female; male Common Bronzewings have even brighter feathers. (See photos 5 and 6) The Brush Bronzewing occurs in scrub and forest in coastal southern Australia from Fraser Island in Queensland to Dongara in Western Australia, including Tasmania. The Common Bronzewing is widespread throughout Australia except in the driest areas such as eastern Western Australia. More

Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) 00:30 - 3 years ago Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) Filmed at Sundown NP, S. Qld Feb 1999 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens. Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) Filmed at Sundown NP, S. Qld Feb 1999 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.all » Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) Filmed at Sundown NP, S. Qld Feb 1999 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. More

* Common Bronzewing Adult male in garden. Kobble Creek, Queensland, Australia Tom Tarrant 30 August 2005 1 year ago 4.3 * A female roosting on the ground. Healesville, Victoria, Australia Nick Talbot 13 March 2010 9 weeks ago 4 * male, common bronzewing, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra, ACT, Australia. A male common bronzewing. More

Reproduction: Common Bronzewings build an untidy nest of sticks and twigs. It is normally placed low down in a tree or bush, but may be up to 20 m above the ground. The creamy-white eggs are incubated by both parents. Both adults also share the care of the young birds, which are born naked and helpless and are completely dependent on their parents. Bronzewings, like other pigeons, secrete a special milk-like substance from their crop, which is fed to the young chicks. More

The common bronzewing, like its name, is perhaps the most common pigeon native to Australia. The common bronzewing bears some very cool iridescence along its wings. Despite being very common in many areas and habitats, it is not often seen, because it is an extremely cautious and wary bird by nature. They are always found close to water, and will sometimes band together to search for their food, which consists predominantly of seeds. More

"Male Common Bronzewing in Mathison Park in Churchill, Victoria, Australia, January 2007" - Full size image of Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) Click here to discuss this photo. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Phaps
Species : chalcoptera
Authority : (Latham, 1790)