chronicles of an igorot in australia. a photoblog in parts, this is intended as a diary, travelogue, memoir, journal, palimpsest, igorot blog, accounts of misadventures, running battles or whatever it turns out to be. there might be souls out there with common interests. do post a comment.
Saturday, 5 November 2016
brown cuckoo pigeon
The Brown Cuckoo-Dove is a large brown rainforest pigeon.
It has an elegant tapering tail and red-ringed blue-grey eyes with a pale streak under.
Found throughout Australia’s east coast it is also known as the Large-tailed or Brown or Pheasant Pigeon.
This species is also found in various rainforests in the Philippines, Borneo to Sumatra, the Moluccas and Sulawesi to New Guinea.
This bird lives in rainforests, particularly along creeks and rivers at the edges of wet sclerophyll forests.
Brown Cuckoo-Doves are often found in regrowth along roads and in clearings.
It feeds on
fruit, berries and seeds from a variety of rainforest trees, shrubs and vines.
The bird comes
to the ground to drink and to eat grit.
Oh, the cuckoo is a pretty bird, that warbles as she flies
But she never says coo-coo, till the fourth day of july.