French: Colombine élégante German: Buschtaube Spanish: Paloma bronce elegante
Other common names: Brown Bronzewing
D’Entrecasteaux Channel, south Tasmania.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. occidentalis
Schodde, 1989 – SW Western Australia from Dongara S & E to vicinity of Point Culver.
P. e. elegans
(Temminck, 1809) – SE Queensland (Fraser I) S to SC South Australia (Eyre Peninsula) and Tasmania.
25–33 cm; male 170–260 g, female 140–235 g. Head, sides of neck and lower throat blue-grey with rufous brown to light brown forehead and forecrown; dark... read more
Advertising call is a repeated, single, low-pitched burry hoot with a duration of c. 0·35 seconds (... read more
Found in a variety of dense woodland and shrubland habitats, including coastal heathland, wet... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of native and exotic plants, with a very small proportion of insects. Native and introduced legumes (Fabaceae), including Acacia... read more
Occurs throughout year, with peak in spring and early summer. Nest is a slightly cupped platform, varying from flimsy to quite substantial... read more
Little information; apparently sedentary or undertakes only local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Numbers have been reduced and species is now absent from part of former range, although in SW Western Australia has increased following spread of... read more
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