brown cuckoo-dove

brown cuckoo-dove

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These lovely doves are a beautiful rusty-brown with a long tail. They are very fond of wild tobacco where this one was feeding. They are common residents in the rainforests and woodlands but only along the edge of Australia’s eastern coast.

brown cuckoo-dove 2

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This capture shows the beautiful russet-brown feathers and part of the lovely long tale. These birds love the wild tobacco tree and seem to swallow the berries whole as in this past capture.P1130125

brown cuckoo-dove

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This beautiful russet-brown bird is quite large, growing up to 43cm. It is a type of pigeon that has a long tail and a loud call. Its habitat is the rainforest and forest on the edge of Australia’s east coast from the top end (Cape York) down south to the Victorian border. This one is attracted by the wild tobacco plant of which they seem particularly fond.

brown cuckoo-dove swallowing a berry

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Love this capture of the Brown Cuckoo-Dove as it is about to swallow the fruit of the wild tobacco tree – whole berry down that slim throat with one gulp.