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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 the late RookeryBali, August 2012
Nominate subspecies
Photo © by the late 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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