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Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon

(Petrophassa rufipennis)
Alternate name(s): "Rock-pigeon*"
Size: 28-32 cm
Weight: 130-175 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon; note the name-giving rufous wing panel (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon on a rock ledge (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

This view shows the small off-white chin patch of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon; note the faint bluish-grey iridescence (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon; note the faint bluish-grey iridescence (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Dorsal view of a Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Snoozing Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeons (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Distant, somewhat blurred dorsal view of a departing Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon, showing clearly the characteristic chestnut wing panels (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

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