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Timid little bird with a heart of gold: The Common Bronzewing

By | June 21, 2022

Take a look at the Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), and you might mistake it for just another run-of-the-mill native bird. Its pale feathers and short wingspan don’t make it stand out among other species in the area. The true nature of this little bird lies in its name, which can be translated to mean shining… Read More »