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Brush Bronzewing

(Phaps elegans)
Alternate name(s): "Brush Bronze-wing Pigeon", "Little Bronze Pigeon"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "occidentalis": "ooda*", "moorytch*" (WA)

Size: 25-33 cm
Weight: 150-250 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Brush Bronzewing at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "elegans"



Lateral view of a male Brush Bronzewing; note the deep red-brown mantle and chin patch (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Ensay North, East Gippsland, VIC, January 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Ensay North, East Gippsland, VIC, January 2018]

Pair of Brush Bronzewings in captivity, with the male on the right (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

All pigeons and doves are strictly vegetarian. Brush Bronzewings are seed-eaters.

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