Birds | Common Bronzewing | 2

Recognised by the iridescent patches of metallic coloured feathers on the outer part of its wings, the Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) is a large, bulky-bodied pigeon with a small head. Their pinkish-grey breast, light brown nape and back, and pale throat, make them easy to distinguish from other similar species.

Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Kunoth Bore, NT

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Genus: Phaps
  • Species: P. chalcoptera
  • Binomial name: Phaps chalcoptera