10 July, 2012

Common Bronzewing

Scientific Name: Phaps chalcoptera

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where found in forest and woodlands throughout the country, including Tasmania.

Field Notes: Medium-sized, ground-feeding pigeon with marked iridescence in the wings. Distinctive white line under the eye and pale forehead and throat. Brush Bronzewing similar but with rufous eye stripe and throat.

Personal Notes: Bonus sighting on our way out of Campbell Park, Canberra just after visiting with the kangaroos.

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