December 12, 2015 – Flock Bronzewing or Harlequin Bronzewing (Phaps histrionica)

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Found in open grassy areas of Australia, these pigeons were named for their habit of forming large flocks. They eat grasses and other plants, foraging on the ground. Nesting on the ground near bushes or tussock grass, both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks. Though classified by the IUCN as of Least Concern, their population is in decline, mostly due to habitat loss.

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