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An Australian pigeon with a metallic bronze band on the wing.
- ‘The common bronzewing is a pigeon with a brown back, pinkish underparts and a brown tail.’
- ‘Unlike its flashy relative, the Australian crested dove, the bronzewing does not form family groups.’
- ‘For example, callistemons, banksias, grevilleas and some eucalypts will provide nectar for honeyeaters and lorikeets: acacia seeds will attract rosellas and bronzewings; and native grasses will provide food for finches.’
- ‘From Sue Gibbon's property in Chidlow another 30 birds found their way to freedom including galahs, bronzewings, doves and kookaburras.’
- ‘Large pigeons, bronzewings and doves will eat larger seeds, while smaller doves (ie Diamond Doves) will eat smaller seeds and grains, similar to that fed to the finches and quail.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.