Distribition

color extending from the head to the belly

rounded wings • of a forest bird for n/aneuvrable flight among branches long, broad tail forfast, level flight

Great Cuckoo-Dove

I his tree-dwelling dove with a v ery long tail is a bird of tropical pale blur-gray

• small, slender head and neck color extending from the head to the belly forest. It shares the name "cuckoo-dove" with a number of smaller, brown, long-tailed doves, some of which have calls like those of the Common Cuckoo (seep. /<v<s'). This species has two different calls: a repeated, three-note phrase, and a rapid, laughing sound. It liv es mainly in the middle to higher levels of the forest foliage, and at the forest edge, while birds arc sometimes seen on the ground. Flight is strong, powerful, and graceful. Great Cuckoo-Doves tend to be solitary, although birds sometimes gather in a temporary flock at a plentiful food source, such as a fruiting tree. The diet consists of fruit, taken from trees or climbing plants.

• NEST a shallow, saucerlike structure of roots, moss, ferns, and sticks, built on a level branch in a tree <

• DISTRIBUTION New Guinea and the Moluccan Islands.

rounded wings • of a forest bird for n/aneuvrable flight among branches

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