Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dove of the genus Macropygia (which see).

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  • noun Any of several species of bird in the genera Macropygia, Reinwardtoena and Turacoena of the pigeon family.

Etymologies

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From cuckoo + dove

Examples

  • One other dove should perhaps be mentioned among the common birds of the Himalayas, namely, the bar-tailed cuckoo-dove (_Macropygia tusalia_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • Five of these species are considered vulnerable: black cuckoo-dove (Turacoena modesta), Wetar ground-dove (Gallicolumba hoedtii), Timor green-pigeon (Treron psittacea), Timor imperial-pigeon (Ducula cineracea), and iris lorikeet (Psitteuteles iris).

    Timor and Wetar deciduous forests

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