Barred Cuckoo-dove Macropygia unchall
Barred Cuckoo-dove, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Barred Cuckoo-dove is distributed from Kashmir along the Himalayas and into south-east China and southwards through Indochina and the Malay Peninsula to Indonesia.

It is found in dense, evergreen forest where it is often seen hanging acrobatically while it feeds on berries, seeds, buds, etc..

It has a long, graduated tail and is generally long and slim-looking. The neck has a green to purple iridescence while the remaining upperparts are barred black and chestnut. Underparts are pinkish-grey to buff on the male while the female, shown here has fine black barring below.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available on Avibase .

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