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. mackinlayiBKB15
    |  `--+--M. phasianellaBKB15 [=M. amboinensis phasianellaM03]
    |     `--M. tenuirostrisBKB15 [=M. phasianella tenuirostrisT62]
    `--+--M. amboinensisBKB15
       |    |--M. a. amboinensisJ06
       |    |--M. a. albicepsJ06
       |    |--M. a. quinkanM03
       |    |--M. a. robinsoniM03
       |    `--M. a. sanghirensisR02
            |--T. manadensisJT12
            |    |--T. m. manadensisT62
            |    `--T. m. sulaensisT62
            `--T. modestaJT12
Macropygia incertae sedis:
  M. emilianaJT12
  M. magnaJT12
  M. nigrirostrisJT12
  M. ruficepsT62
    |--M. r. ruficepsT62
    `--M. r. assimilisT62
  M. rufipennisJT12
  M. unchallT62
    |--M. u. unchallT62
    `--M. u. tusaliaT62

*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.

[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[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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