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.
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.
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.