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Orange-bellied Fruit Dove

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Revision as of 07:14, 22 September 2007 by TomTarrant-168 (Talk | contribs)
Ptilinopus iozonus
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Photo by mehdhalaouate

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Identification

Location: Taja, Papua

The Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Ptilinopus iozonus, is a small (21 cm in length) pigeon with mainly green plumage, distinguished by a large orange patch on the lower breast and belly, a small lilac shoulder patch, pale yellow undertail coverts and a grey terminal band on the tail.

Distribution

New Guinea, Aru Islands and western Papuan islands. It has been recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in northern Torres Strait.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, secondary forest and mangroves.

Behaviour

They eat fruit from forest trees, mainly figs. They lay a single egg on platform of small sticks high in a forest tree.


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