MG 9695-WQRP-070910
White-quilled Rock Pigeon (Petrophassa albipennis)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Petrophassa

Petrophassa, commonly known as the rock pigeons, is a genus of doves native to Australia, and similar to bronzewing pigeons.

They are not closely related to the rock pigeon (Columba livia) which includes domestic and feral pigeons as well as being a wild species of Europe, North Africa and Asia.


It contains the following species:

White-quilled Rock Pigeon (Gould, 1841) (Petrophassa albipennis)
Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon (Collett, 1898) (Petrophassa rufipennis)
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