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Brown Cuckoo-dove

Macropygia amboinensis


The Brown Cuckoo-Dove is a large brown pigeon of rainforests, with a very long, tapering tail. There is a pale streak below the blue-grey eye and a red eye-ring. The female has a brighter chestnut cap and a scaly pattern on the breast. The legs and feet are red. Their flight is strong and graceful, usually low among the trees. This species is also known as the Brown, Pheasant or Large-tailed Pigeon.


Spotted in backyard amongst rainforest trees.


Spotted eating yellow/orange berries from unknown tree, don't think it was a native.

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AliceGreenup 8 years ago

Thanks wild things and Ernst! They're beautiful birds!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Aug 5, 2014

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