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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

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Brush Bronzewing at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "elegans"

ADULT

MALE

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

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

Race "occidentalis"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Brush Bronzewing; note the bright rufous forehead (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Near-frontal view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Near-frontal view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Lateral view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Close-up lateral view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Close-up near-dorsal view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Close-up near-dorsal view of a male Brush Bronzewing (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

Near-lateral comparison of a male Brush Bronzewing, front right, with a female Common Bronzewing
(photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female Brush Bronzewing; note the light-grey forehead (photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

PAIR

Lateral view of a pair of Brush Bronzewings, male on the left; in the foreground, for comparison, a Rock Parrot
(photo courtesy of J. Greves)
[Cheynes Beach, Albany, WA, June 2020]

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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