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Barred Cuckoo-Dove

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Subspecies tusaliaPhoto by Kshounish Sankar Ray  Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal,  India, October 2009
Subspecies tusalia
Photo by Kshounish Sankar Ray
Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India, October 2009
Macropygia unchall


[edit] Identification

Subspecies minorPhoto by pauxWest Fujian, China, January 2018
Subspecies minor
Photo by paux
West Fujian, China, January 2018

37–41 cm (14½-16 in)

  • Buff forehead and throat
  • Pinkish-grey crown
  • Green ear-coverts and nape
  • Upperparts barred black and chestnut
  • Iridescent green or purplish-pink neck
  • Long tail

[edit] Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sundas

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Nominate subspeciesPhoto by RookeryBali, August 2012
Nominate subspecies
Photo by Rookery
Bali, August 2012

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. u. tusalia:
  • M. u. minor:
  • M. u. unchall:

[edit] Habitat

Dense evergreen forest and secondary jungle.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of fruits, seeds, berries acorns, shoots, small drupes and buds.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is a large platform of twigs; the single egg, which is slightly glossy or cream, sometimes has a small number of olive-yellow speckles and spots, is incubated for 16 days; the young fledging 19 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)
  5. Wikipedia

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