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Columba vitiensis

Alternative name(s): White-throated Pigeon

Photo by Matalevu
Photo taken: Pacific Harbour, Fiji


Purple and green crown, black wing and uppertail coverts, yellowish red iris, yellow bill, red orbital skin, white or grey chin and ear coverts, and purple feet. Sexes are similar. The young is duller than adult.


Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa.




The diet includes fruits, grains, seeds and berries.

1-2 eggs are laid.

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