Brown-Pigeon.JPG (65579 bytes)Brown Pigeon (Macropygia amboinensis): is also known as the Brown Cuckoo-dove.
The Brown Pigeon is about 400 millimetres long. The upper parts are dark, copper-brown, buffish cinnamon below and paler on the throat. The tail is long.
The Brown Pigeon is a graceful bird and may be observed in pairs or large parties. Their flight is strong and has been likened to the flight of King Parrots.
Nests consist of a few twigs laid crosswise and usually close top the ground. One white egg is laid.
The Brown Pigeon is found in coastal regions from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The birds photographed were visiting a bird feeder at Gosford, north of Sydney.