Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Petrophassa
Gould, 1841

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Petrophassa, commonly known as the rock pigeons, is a small genus of doves native to Australia, and similar to bronzewing pigeons. It includes 2 species:

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.


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