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Bronze Wing

Bronze Wing, Bronze-winged Pigeon, a popular name for any bird of the genus Phaps, from Australia and Tasmania. They are of comparatively large size, with the wings generally long and strong, and having variegated plumage enlivened by brilliant metallic spots and markings. All are esteemed for the table. The common Bronze-wing (P. chalcoptera) has the general plumage brown, with oval copper-bronze patches on the wings (less marked in the female). The name is sometimes extended to species of Geophaps and Ocyphaps, both confined to Australia. G. scripta is the Partridge Bronze-wing, and O. lophotes the Crested Bronze-wing.