brown cuckoo-dove

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Brown-cuckoo Doves are forest pigeons and live in a thin coastal strip along the eastern sea-board of Australia. I have hardly seen them but this one came to feed on the wild tobacco plants near where I live, it kept to the inner branches making it difficult to capture. They seem shy but apparently can be quite noisy and make a hoarse ‘croarr’, this one was very quiet though and has not returned.

 

Acknowledgement: The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed.

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