Common Bronzewing (species: Phaps (Phaps) chalcoptera) in Warialda NP (Gaia Guide)
Phaps (Phaps) chalcoptera
Common Bronzewing

©Tom Tarrant: Common Bronzewing (Phaps (Phaps) chalcoptera)

©Leo: Common Bronzewing (Phaps (Phaps) chalcoptera)

©Alec Brennan: Female
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Phaps
Species Phaps (Phaps) chalcoptera
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Males of the species have pale-yellow to yellow-white foreheads, and pink breasts. Both males and females have an easily discernible white line around and proximate to their eyes. They also have patches of red, blue and green on their wings, a feature which is characteristic of all bronzewing pigeons. Young birds are usually duller in colour and browner than the mature bird. (Wikipedia)


  • From 30 cm to 36 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 45 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Native to Australia and one of the country's most common pigeons, it is able to live in almost any habitat, with the possible exception of very barren areas and dense rainforests. They are rarely founds long distances from a water source. (Wikipedia)


Its diet primarily consists of seeds and all varieties of vegetables. (Wikipedia)

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