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Brown Cuckoo-Dove

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;[[:Category:Macropygia|Macropygia]] phasianella ;[[:Category:Macropygia|Macropygia]] phasianella
==Identification== ==Identification==
 +[[Image:Brown-Cuckoo-Doves-juv-A8212W.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Juveniles<br />Photo by '''[http://www.birdforum.net/member.php?u=49168 Hans&Judy Beste]'''<br />Yarraman, [[Queensland]], February 2018]]
39–45 cm (15¼-17¾ in)<br /> 39–45 cm (15¼-17¾ in)<br />
*Rust brown plumage *Rust brown plumage
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*Long tail *Long tail
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Image:Wonga-Pigeon-Brown-Cuckoo-Dove 4949W.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Immature (with Wonga Pigeon)<br />Photo by '''[http://www.birdforum.net/member.php?u=49168 Hans&Judy Beste]'''<br />Yarraman, [[Queensland]], May 2016]] 
Coastal eastern [[Australia]] (Cape York to eastern [[Victoria]]). Coastal eastern [[Australia]] (Cape York to eastern [[Victoria]]).
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
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They build a platform nest from sticks and vines. The single cream white egg is incubated by both parents for 18 days; both parents care for the young. They build a platform nest from sticks and vines. The single cream white egg is incubated by both parents for 18 days; both parents care for the young.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thAug15}}#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2016)+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2016)
#Wikipedia #Wikipedia
#Birds in Backyards #Birds in Backyards

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Photo by Hans&Judy BesteGold Coast, Hinterland, Queensland, April 2012
Photo by Hans&Judy Beste
Gold Coast, Hinterland, Queensland, April 2012
Macropygia phasianella

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[edit] Identification

JuvenilesPhoto by Hans&Judy BesteYarraman, Queensland, February 2018
Juveniles
Photo by Hans&Judy Beste
Yarraman, Queensland, February 2018

39–45 cm (15¼-17¾ in)

  • Rust brown plumage
  • Rose or green tint to neck
  • Pale eye streak
  • Red eyering
  • Blue-grey iris
  • Chestnut cap
  • Red legs and feet
  • Long tail

[edit] Distribution

Coastal eastern Australia (Cape York to eastern Victoria).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly considered conspecific with Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove under the name Macropygia amboinensis.
Two subspecies, quinkan and robinsoni are not generally recognised[2].

[edit] Habitat

Scrubland and rainforest; particularly at forest edges, clearings and in secondary forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of seeds and fruit with the addition of some berries.

[edit] Breeding

They build a platform nest from sticks and vines. The single cream white egg is incubated by both parents for 18 days; both parents care for the young.

[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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2016)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Birds in Backyards

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