This bird occurs throughout much of arid and semiarid northern and central Australia, living in stony habitats on rocky hills and mountainous terrain, gorges, dry rocky creek beds and nearby gibber plains; usually within a few kilometres of permanent water. It has gained its common name because this habitat often contains spinifex grasses. There is substantial geographical variation in colour of the plumage on the belly, and hence a number of subspecies. It is also a part of the broader group of bronzewing pigeons. It is a small compact pigeon, and although males are slightly larger than females, it is generally difficult to tell them apart visually. It occasionally engages in a bowing display, with tail erect as a fan. This is not always directed at other individuals and may be simply self-assertive. They forage on the ground singly, in pairs of small flocks for seed, vegetable matter and insects, but have occasionally been seen in hundreds.
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:
- Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
- Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
- Large – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Because each print is made to order just for you, we require time to print and post your beautiful Australian fine art print.
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