Female, unusually brown
|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:||Female, anterior|
|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.