Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Near Threatened

Pied Cuckoo-dove (Reinwardtoena browni)


Taxonomy

French: Phasianelle de Brown German: Schwarztaube Spanish: Paloma rabuda de Nueva Bretaña
Taxonomy:

Macropygia browni

P. L. Sclater

, 1877,

Duke of York Island

.

Similar plumage patterns of present species and R. reinwardti suggest they are quite closely related. Birds of Admiralty Is sometimes separated as race solitaria; those of Umboi may represent another distinct race. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Admiralty Is (Manus, Rambutyo and Nauna) and Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, New Ireland, New Hanover, Umboi, Lolobau, Duke of York, Lihir, Tabar and Watom).

Descriptive notes

40–46 cm; 279–325 g. Similar to R. reinwardti, but lacks chestnut in plumage. Forehead, crown and hindneck silvery grey becoming white on face, breast... read more

Voice

Poorly documented. Reported to be a short note followed by a far-carrying mournful one that rises... read more

Habitat

Inhabits foothill and montane forests up to at least 1000 m in New Britain; chiefly found in tall... read more

Food and feeding

Known to eat berries.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

No information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Very little known about status, but considered to be generally uncommon. The global population is estimated at... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., Boesman, P. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2018). Pied Cuckoo-dove (Reinwardtoena browni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54176 on 17 November 2018).