Phaps chalcoptera

Other Names

Forest Bronzewing, Bronzewin

Size

320-360mm

Voice

Soft “oom” repeated slowly many times and with resonance.

Food

Grain and seeds.

Habits

Usually live in pairs but can form small flocks. Spend most of day on ground foraging. Prefer to walk but will fly over open country.

Nesting

Saucer of sticks and twigs. 2eggs incubated by both parents in 14days.

Distribution

Throughout Australia except for dense rainforest and treeless areas in deserts.