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Macropygia amboinensis (Brown Cuckoo-Dove)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Amboyna cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis) is a dove in the genus Macropygia found in the Moluccas and New Guinea. It was one of three new species defined when the slender-billed cuckoo-dove was split up in 2016 and retains the Latin binomial of the former species.[1]
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Macropygia amboinensis admiralitatis
Macropygia amboinensis albicapilla (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis albiceps
Macropygia amboinensis amboinensis (Amboina cuckoo-dove)
Macropygia amboinensis atrata
Macropygia amboinensis balim
Macropygia amboinensis carteretia (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis cinereiceps (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis cunctata (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis doreya (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis griseinucha (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis hueskeri (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis keyensis (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis maforensis (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis meeki (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)
Macropygia amboinensis phasianella (Synonym of Macropygia phasianella, Slender-bill cuckoo-dove) (Attributes)
Macropygia amboinensis quinkan
Macropygia amboinensis robinsoni
Macropygia amboinensis sanghirensis (Pink-breasted cuckoo dove)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.36205
EDGE Score: 1.99634


Adult Weight [1]  190 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  33 %
Forages - Understory [2]  33 %
Forages - Ground [2]  33 %
Clutch Size [3]  1


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Ficus fraseri (White Sandpaper Fig)[4]
Ficus leucotricha (desert fig)[4]
Ficus melinocarpa[4]
Ficus opposita[4]
Ficus superba (Sea Fig)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


External References


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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