SEARCH THIS SITE

OzAnimals.com
Australian Wildlife

  Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)





Common Bronzewing | Phaps chalcoptera photo
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Risdon Brook Park, Tasmania, Australia

Image by JJ Harrison (http://www.noodlesnacks.com/) - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Common Bronzewing | Phaps chalcoptera photo
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Risdon Brook Park, Tasmania, Australia

Image by JJ Harrison (http://www.noodlesnacks.com/) - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



COMMON BRONZEWING FACTS

Description
The Common Bronzewing is a medium sized pigeon with metallic patches of green, blue and red on the wings. There is a white line above and below the eye. The male has a pale yellowish white forehead and pink breast. Immatures are duller than the adults, and do not have prominent wing patches.

Size
30cm - 36cm

Habitat
Common Bronzewings are found in most habitat types except barren desert and dense rainforest.

Food
seeds, fruit, plants.

Breeding
Common Bronzewings build a nest of sticks and twigs in a tree or bush. Two creamy-white eggs are laid. The young are born naked and helpless.

Range
common throughout Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Phaps
Species:chalcoptera
Common Name:Common Bronzewing

Relatives in same Genus
  Brush Bronzewing (P. elegans)
  Flock Bronzewing (P. histrionica)