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Common Bronzewing

Phaps chalcoptera


Pigeons with bronze, copper or blue coloured flash in wings; otherwise mostly grey; male slightly more colourful and has distinct white or cream mark on forehead; both sexes have a white strip under the eye; short stance; stout red legs.


Very open dry scrubby forest verging on grasslands; these on a fire access track; often on the ground and instead of flying away when alarmed they may run into low bushes

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MartinL 12 years ago

And a nice angle on this one. Congratulations on your new cap.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

How often do I snap something I've never seen before then find it has the name 'common' something-or-other !!??

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

3802, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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