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Flock Bronzewing

(Phaps histrionica)
Alternate name(s): "Flock Pigeon", "Harlequin Bronzewing", "Harlequin Pigeon"
Size: 27-31 cm
Weight: 260-320 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Flock Bronzewing at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of two male Flock Bronzewings, with a female in the background (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Lateral view of male Flock Bronzewings - click on photo to see 4 male birds in total (photo courtesy of C. Charles)
[Near Astrebla Downs NP, QLD, August 2013]

FEMALE

Pair of Flock Bronzewings; lateral view of a female in front (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

PAIR

Lateral view of a pair of Flock Bronzewings (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Lateral view of a pair of Flock Bronzewings, male at the front (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Communal Mobility: Dispersive Elementary unit: Pair/flock

As indicated by their name, Flock Bronzewings can form large flocks, of up to thousands of birds (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Food, Diet

Flock Bronzewings feeding in flowering grassland after good rainfall (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Flock Bronzewings feeding in flowering grassland after good rainfall (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Flock Bronzewings feeding by the side of a dirt road, possibly taking seeds or grit (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Flock Bronzewings feeding by the side of a dirt road, possibly taking seeds or grit (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

Flock Bronzewings feeding by the side of a dirt road, possibly taking seeds or grit (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Strzelecki Track, 140 km N of Lyndhurst, SA, June 2022]

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