|Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera
The Common Bronzewing is a pigeon distributed throughout Australia in a wide variety of habitats from woodland to coastal scrub.
It feeds on the ground almost entirely on seeds.
|It has a scaled look to the upperparts and a greeny-bronze patch on the wing which can be quite bright when caught by the light. There is a white line which runs from the bill under and beyond the eye. The male has a buff forecrown and a purple-brown crown as seen in photo 1 and 6 while the female in the other photos has a pale grey forecrown and is generally duller.|
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