The Flock Bronzewing pigeon is a bird of the arid grass zones of northern and central Australia. It can sometimes form large flocks, especially when coming in to watering points. It is one species I would really like to see in its natural habitat. This bird, a male, was in an aviary in the Adelaide Zoo.
The Flock Bronzewing is a pigeon found in the inland grasslands of Australia. They can be found in the northern parts of Western and South Australia, the Northern Territory inland Queensland and northern NSW. They were once found in large flocks numbering in the thousands but almost became extinct due to habitat loss. In more recent years they seem to have recovered a little.
This is one species of Australian birds that I have not yet seen in the natural environment. The photo above was taken through the wire of one of the aviaries at the Adelaide Zoo.
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