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White-quilled Rock-Pigeon

(Petrophassa albipennis)
Alternate name(s): "Rock-pigeon*"
Size: 26-29 cm
Weight: 105-155 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See White-quilled Rock-Pigeon at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "albipennis"

ADULT

PAIR

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon cock, back, cooing for its partner; these are the bird whose calls were recorded on 18 November 2018 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Frontal/ventral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Near-frontal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Near-frontal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Near-lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Near-lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Near-lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon; note the white wing panel (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon looking at the observer (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon; note the single speck of purple iridescence (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Dorsal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Three White-quilled Rock-Pigeons (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Keep River NP, NT, July 2020]

White-quilled Rock-Pigeon ducking for cover in tall grass (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Dorsal view of a White-quilled Rock-Pigeon banking to land; note the characteristic white panels on the upperwings
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

White-quilled Rock-Pigeons retreating to a rocky crag; click on image for wider overview (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Doves and pigeons do not, like other birds, open their bills when calling, but they rather "hum" through their noses, with the bill closed.

wqrpige_pb_20181118.m4a albipennis
(Keep River NP, NT)
Courting © PB

More White-quilled Rock-Pigeon sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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