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Orange-bellied Fruit Dove

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Revision as of 16:51, 13 November 2007 by Kits (Talk | contribs)
Ptilinopus iozonus
Photo by mehdhalaouate Location:  Taja, Papua
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Location: Taja, Papua



21 cm. Green plumage, large orange patch on the lower breast and belly, small lilac shoulder patch, pale yellow undertail coverts and a grey terminal band on the tail.


New Guinea, Aru Islands and western Papuan islands.



Lowland rainforest, secondary forest and mangroves.


Diet includes fruit from forest trees, mainly figs.

1 egg is laid on platform of small sticks high in a forest tree.

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