These attractively coloured pigeons are one of the commonest birds in Australia and make their home in almost every type of habitat, as long as there is a source of water available. They are usually in small groups or singles and are quite wary of people. They range from 30-36 cm in length, making them a medium-sized pigeon. Their closest relative is the uncommon Brush Bronzewing - apparently (according to my birdwatching friends) I'm one of a very rare group of people that has seen a Brush Bronzewing before seeing the Common...
1: Thirlmere, NSW, 09/10/2011.
2: Mitchell Park, NSW, 09/10/2010.