Great Cuckoo-dove
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Range Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Reinwardtoena
Species Reinwardtoena reinwardti
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Great cuckoo-dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

The cuckoo-dove makes its nest in rock gorges near waterfalls, and their calls are the two-part wok-wu, heard above the sounds of the water. In motion the bird bounces up and down in place, stable on the first syllable (wok), bouncing up on the higher outward syllable (wu). This is reflected in the dance of the Kaluli drummers of Papua New Guinea.

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