Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu)

…a strikingly marked species of fruit dove (Ptilinopus spp.) which is a resident breeder in southern Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan, Sumatra, and Java. Jambu fruit doves typically inhabit mangrove swamps and lowland rainforests up to 1,500 m. They are also known to inhabit second growth woodland as well. Adult jambu fruit doves are sexually dimorphic, with males sporting a crimson colored face, females differ by having a dull purple face with a dark chin. Like many fruit doves, jambu fruit doves are shy and inconspicuous birds, foraging for fruit in the forest canopy. 


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Image: Greg Hume

Large Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris desmarestii)

Also known as the Flame-headed Fig Parrot and Desmarest’s Fig Parrot, the large fig parrot is a species of fig parrot (Cyclopsittini) that is native to the West Papuan Islands, Indonesia, and parts of southern and western New Guinea. Large fig parrots typically inhabit areas of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, mangrove forests, and moist montane forests. True to their common name name, P. desmarestii are primarily frugivorous but are known to take other food sources. They are also often seen feeding with other fig parrots and Ptilinopus fruit pigeons. 


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Image: BS Thurner Hof