This is the first time I’ve seen a pair of these beautiful doves in my backyard. I see them infrequently and always eating the wild tobacco berries.
Brown Cuckoo-Doves feed on fruit, berries and seeds from a variety of rainforest trees, shrubs and vines. They usually feed in the trees in the early morning and the late afternoon, often hanging upside down to reach fruit. They come to the ground to drink and to eat grit. They can digest very hard seeds.
The very long graduated tail helps the Brown Cuckoo-Dove to balance as it hangs from branches and moves in the canopy, searching for fruit.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM