Little Cuckoo Doves

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“Saw a number of Little Cuckoo Doves (Macropygia ruficeps malayana).

DoveLC f [AmarSingh]

“Above is of a female, notice darker plumage with more black spotting on breast and forehead. The black spotting on the forehead not adequately mentioned in guides but is there in the majority of females.

DoveLC  [AmarSingh]

“For comparison, a pair, male on the left (above).

DoveLC [AmarSingh]

“Another pair, female on left (note this is a composite image as I could not get both birds in focus in the same image, so two images merged) (above).

DoveLC [AmarSingh]

“Not so sharp an image but a better view of the black marking on forehead [of a female] (above).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st April 2015

Location: 1,600m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Habitat: A public road along primary montane forest

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