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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Many-coloured fruit dove (Ptilinopus perousii)

The many-coloured fruit dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It occurs on islands in the south-west Pacific Ocean where it is found in Fiji, the Samoan Islands, and Tonga. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It usually feeds high in the canopy on fruit and berries, especially figs. It is a small dove, 23 cm in length.

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Wompoo Fruit-dove - Ptilinopus magnificus

The Wompoo Fruit-dove, Ptilinopus magnificus (Columbiformes - Columbidae), is the largest Australian Fruit-dove measuring 35-45 cm in length. This beautifully colored dove has green back and wings, with a prominent yellow wing-bar, it has purple plumage under its neck and on the chest and upper belly. The lower belly is yellow. The head is pale grey, the bill is orange-red with yellow tip and the iris is red-orange. Legs and feet are yellow green.

Distributed in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, the Wompoo Fruit-dove makes a significant contribution to ecological functioning in rainforests through their dispersal of the seeds of rainforest plants. Due to their relatively large gape, Wompoo Fruit-doves are particularly important to the dispersal of trees bearing fruit too large to be taken by other frugivorous species.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Andrew Rock | Locality: Maiala, Mt Glorious, Brisbane Forest Park, Queensland, Australia (2014)

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Pink-headed fruit dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus)

The pink-headed fruit dove is a small colourful dove. The pink-headed fruit dove is a resident breeding endemic bird in Indonesia where it occurs in the mountain forests of Sumatra, Java and Bali at altitudes of 1000–2200 m. It is a shy and inconspicuous species, generally seen singly or in pairs, but flocks of up to 17 birds may form at favoured fruit trees.This dove feeds on figs, small fruit and berries in the upper canopy of the forest, where it is well-camouflaged amongst the green foliage.

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July 26, 2015 - Orange Fruit Dove, Orange Dove, or Flame Dove (Ptilinopus victor or Chrysoena victor)

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These doves are endemic to Fiji on the islands of Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea and Laucala. They eat a variety of fruits and berries, as well as some insects. A sexually dimorphic species, females are mostly dark green with yellow under their tails. They usually lay one egg in their relatively flimsy twig nests. They are closely related to the Whistling Fruit Dove and the Golden Fruit Dove. Unlike many doves, their call is a clicking sound.

Rose-crowned fruit dove

The Rose-crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus regina (Columbiformes - Columbidae) is a medium-sized (up to 22cm in length) fruit dove, readily identified by the combination of a pinkish-red or whitish (depending on the race) crown with a yellow border, green upperparts, orange belly, whitish throat, yellow-orange iris, and greyish green bill and feet.

This dove occurs in Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Peter Nijenhuis | Locality: The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Douglas, Craiglie, Queensland, Australia

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Orange fruit dove (Ptilinopus victor)

The orange fruit dove is a small, approximately 20 cm long, short-tailed fruit-dove in the family Columbidae. One of the most colorful doves, the male has a golden olive head and elongated bright orange “hair-like” body feathers. The female is a dark green bird with blackish tail and orange-yellow undertail coverts. The young resembles female. The orange dove is endemic to forests of Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea and Laucala islands of Fiji. The diet consists mainly of various small fruits, berries, caterpillars and insects. 

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Fijian Golden Fruit Dove | ©James Parker   (Kula Wildlife Park, Fiji)

The Golden Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus luteovirens, also known as the Lemon Dove or Yellow Dove, is a small, approximately 20 cm (8 in) long, short-tailed fruit-dove in the family Columbidae.

This species is distributed and endemic to forests of Viti Levu, Ovalau, Gau, Beqa and Waya group islands of Fiji.