Female, unusually brown
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)|
|Order:||Dove and Pigeon (Columbiformes)|
|Family:||Dove and Pigeon (Columbidae)|
|Species:||Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Native pigeon. Bright, metallic green and bronze wing patterns.
Solid dull bronze underwing.
Clumsy / scatty.
The green and bronze reflections in the wings in these photos are not gender related. Purely the angle of the light.
The males have a chestnut cap and beautiful gentle chestnut tones on the chest; with a buff forehead. The females are much more grey (with a very faint chestnut tint on the breast), with a white streak above the eye; missing the chestnut cap & buff forehead.
Both genders have a white streak below the eye.