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Barred Cuckoo-Dove Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Macropygia unchall
Family : Columbidae
Order : Columbiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Bar-tailed Cuckoo Dove, Long-tailed Cuckoo Dove
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Barred Cuckoo-Dove is a sleek brown dove with a long graduated tail (adult bird length approximately 41 cm, weight 200 g, wing 19 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 1.7 cm, tail 21.5 cm). It has rufous upperparts finely bared with dark brown, its long tail is barred with rufous and brown. It feeds on fallen berries, seeds, grains and termites. It bobs its head while walking and when alarmed. Its usual call is a soft. This species is found in dense subtropical woodlands at altitudes ranging from 800 to 3,000 meters (2,600 to 9,800 feet) above sea level, particularly on montane slopes. It shows a preference for habitats such as clearings and edges of old-growth forests, as well as second growth forests.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Carlos Sanchez (www.inaturalist.org/people/Carlos Sanchez ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mike Nelsonmore information, please contact us.