Brown Cuckoo Dove?

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Gelmir
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Brown Cuckoo Dove?

I swas surprise to see this bird in a very rainforesty bit of woodland in the Northern part of Sydney. There were 2 of these birds flying around, making it hard to get a good photo. I also managed to get a shot of a White-headed Dove about 5 minutes earlier in the same spot.


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Not real common in the immediate Townsville area, but after cyclone Winifred we had them as garden birds for a while.

Ed Townsville NQ

Gelmir
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Thanks Denis and Ed.

I went back on Monday to get a better look, but I didn't see them again. Either they didn't like the rain, or the leeches sucking on my ankle scared them off. :^D
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I'll go back when it's sunny again and see if I can get a more positive identification. I'm a bit concerned that the bird in the picture I took has a somewhat shorter tail than Ed's bird.

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