Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon (Petrophassa rufipennis) - HBW 4, p. 155
French: Colombine rufipenne
Spanish: Paloma Roquera Alirrufa
Other common names: Red-quilled Rock-pigeon
Taxonomy: Petrophassa rufipennis Collett, 1898, South Alligator River, Northern Territory.
Genus belongs to the large radiation of Australian bronzewings, which also includes the genera Phaps, Ocyphaps and Geophaps and, more distantly, Henicophaps and Chalcophaps. Present species forms superspecies with P. albipennis. Monotypic.
Distribution: Western escarpment of Arnhem Land (N Northern Territory), from Katherine N to Oenpelli, and E to headwaters of Mann R, East Alligator R and Goomadeer R; rarely further E to Maningrida.
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Single bird sitting quietly on rock.
Locality Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Antonio Salvadori 24 weeks ago 4
bird feeding on ground in late evening near Ubirr
Locality Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Mat Gilfedder 21 October 2003 3 years ago 1.5
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