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Black Cuckoo-Dove

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Alternative name: Slaty Cuckoo-Dove; Black Dove

Turacoena modesta
Photo  ©  by Mark HarperNaumatong, Wetar, Indonesia, October, 2018

Photo © by Mark Harper
Naumatong, Wetar, Indonesia, October, 2018
Photo by James EatonCamplong, west Timor, Indonesia, August 2010
Photo by James Eaton
Camplong, west Timor, Indonesia, August 2010


[edit] Identification

  • 38.5 cm
  • Body dark bluish-slate, head and underparts rather paler
  • Long wings and tail almost black
  • Greenish iridescence on crown, nape, neck, breast and upper mantle
  • Yellow orbital skin.

[edit] Distribution

South-east Asia: Indonesia, eastern Lesser Sundas (Timor and Wetar)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Primary and tall secondary monsoon-forest, vine thickets, thickly vegetated gullies and eucalyptus woodland with dense understorey, from sea-level to 1,770 m.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International

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