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Common Bronzewing

Moyitj are shy pigeons and are found in many larger urban reserves.

Bushland Birds Bushland

Noongar Names: Moyitj

Scientific Name: Phaps chalcoptera

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation

Will they visit?: Common Bronzewings are shy but will visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nest built in large trees and shrubs

Diet: Seeds, fruits, and insects

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersion

ReWild Benefits

Common Bronzewings keep our biodiversity ticking as they disperse seeds around the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about these native birds and record any sightings via Birdata to help scientists monitor their population.

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