Definition of bronzewing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɒnzwɪŋ/
(also bronze-winged pigeon)


An Australian pigeon with a metallic bronze band on the wing.
  • Genus Phaps, family Columbidae: three species
Example sentences
  • Unlike its flashy relative, the Australian crested dove, the bronzewing does not form family groups.
  • The common bronzewing is a pigeon with a brown back, pinkish underparts and a brown tail.
  • From Sue Gibbon's property in Chidlow another 30 birds found their way to freedom including galahs, bronzewings, doves and kookaburras.
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