Male Mating Call
Male, profile
Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Doves and Pigeons (Columbiformes)
Family: Dove and Pigeon (Columbidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
This Photo:     Male Mating Call
Other name: Common Bronzewing

Thank you Janine Duffy for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
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.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jul-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)