Ruddy cuckoo dove Macropygia emiliana, photographed by Johannes Pfleiderer.

Belongs within: Columbidae.

Macropygia, the cuckoo doves, is a genus of pigeons found in southern Asia and Australasia. Members of this genus have brown plumage, usually more boldly barred in the females, and long, graduated tails.

<==Macropygia Swainson 1837 [Macropygiinae] B94
    |--M. amboinensis J06
    |    |--M. a. amboinensis J06
    |    |--M. a. albiceps J06
    |    |--M. a. quinkan M03
    |    |--M. a. robinsoni M03
    |    `--M. a. sanghirensis R02
    |--M. emiliana JT12
    |--M. mackinlayi JT12
    |--M. magna JT12
    |--M. nigrirostris JT12
    |--M. phasianella T62 [=M. amboinensis phasianella M03]
    |--M. ruficeps T62
    |    |--M. r. ruficeps T62
    |    `--M. r. assimilis T62
    |--M. rufipennis JT12
    |--M. tenuirostris JT12 [=M. phasianella tenuirostris T62]
    `--M. unchall T62
         |--M. u. unchall T62
         `--M. u. tusalia T62

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1-281.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444-448.

[J06] Johnstone, R. E. 2006. The birds of Gag Island, Western Papuan islands, Indonesia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23 (2): 115-132.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds, 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[R02] Riley, J. 2002. Population sizes and the status of endemic and restricted-range bird species on Sangihe Island, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 12: 53-78.

[T62] Tendeiro, J. 1962. Estudos sobre malófagos: Revisão monográfica do género Columbicola Ewing (Ischnocera, Philopteridae). Memórias da Junta de Investigações do Ultramar, ser. 2, 32: 7-460.

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