Brush Bronzewing

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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

English: Brush Bronzewing, Brush Bronze-winged Pigeon Spanish: Paloma bronce Elegante, Paloma Bronceada Elegante, Paloma-bronce Elegante Estonian: võsa-valjastuvi Finnish: Tiheikköpensaskyyhky French: Colombe élégante, Colombine élégante Italian: Alabronzo di macchia, Piccione alibronzate elegante Japanese: chanodonijibato, chanodonijihabato Japanese: チャノドニジバト, チャノドニジハバト Latin: Phaps elegans Dutch: Struikbronsvleugelduif Norwegian: Krattglansdue Polish: blyskolotka mala, błyskolotka mała Slovak: blyskavec ozdobný Avibase has been visited 75423360 times since 24 June 2003. More

The Brush Bronzewing is a dark olive-brown above with rich chestnut nape and shoulders, with blue-grey underparts. There are two curved bronze irridescent blue-green bars across each wing. A dark, chestnut stripe through eyes, underlined by white and a chestnut throat patch are distinguishing features. The male has a chestnut forehead. The female lacks the forehead patch and is generally duller. More

* The Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans) is uncommon, probably threatened. Marginally smaller than the Common Bronzewing and rather secretive—except for its call, which is slightly faster and higher-pitched but maintained through the hottest days with equally monotonous determination. Brush Bronzewings nest low down, often on the ground, and are very vulnerable to feral cats and foxes. More

The Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans) is a species of bird in the pigeon family Columbidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Phaps elegans. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Stub icon This Columbiformes-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

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. The Common Bronzewing in particular is wary and takes flight readily, so often the best way to observe it is at water holes. More

The Brush Bronzewing is native to the ‘land down under – Australia’ and its natural habitat is tropical and subtropical dry forests. 8. Many-colored Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perousii) Image Source The Many-colored Fruit-dove can be found in south-west Pacific Ocean specifically on the islands of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. It occurs in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Its favorite fruit is fig. 9. More

Brush Bronzewing on nest Brush Bronzewing on nest Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae Genus: Phaps Selby, 1835 Species See text. More

Brush Bronzewing may land in nearby tree and freeze, or drop quickly to the ground and run. The main diagnostic features in the field to differentiate between the two species are the general overall darker appearance of the Brush Bronzewing, the upperwing iridescence confined to two distinctive bars for the Brush Bronzewing compared with the more scalloped/scaly appearance of the Common Bronzewing, and the distinctive head and throat markings of each species. More

The Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans) is a species of bird in the pigeon family Columbidae. It is endemic to Australia. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Phaps
Species : elegans
Authority : (Temminck, 1809)