French: Colombine lumachelle German: Bronzeflügeltaube Spanish: Paloma bronce común
Other common names: Bronzewing Pigeon
Norfolk Island; error = Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Australia and Tasmania.
28–36 cm; male 331–356 g, female 310–333 g. Forehead buff, bordered by dark purple stripe across front of mid-crown which curves back at sides of crown and... read more
Advertising call is a repeated, single, low-pitched hoot with a duration of c. 0·75 seconds and... read more
Found in almost all wooded habitats, except the densest and wettest rain forests. Common in coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Diet almost entirely made up of seeds, with small amounts of leafy material and occasional insects. In agricultural districts, wheat grains... read more
Occurs all year round, with regular peak in late spring and early summer; unlike other Australian pigeons of the arid zone, breeding is... read more
Largely sedentary but locally nomadic. Migratory in SW Western Australia, arriving in winter and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and abundant in many areas, including Queensland, New South Wales and much of South Australia and Northern Territory. More sparsely... read more
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