Many Coloured Fruit Dove

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MANY COLOURED FRUIT DOVE (Ptilinopus perousii) – The many-coloured Fruit-dove is one of Fiji’s poorly known species, yet it is widespread in the islands and generally common, though local, in distribution. The male Many coloured Fruit dove is one of Fiji’s most spectacularly colourful birds, yet it is surprisingly difficult to see when sitting motionless on the top of the tree. Flocks of this Fruit-dove used to commonly visit the Botanical Gardens and the Banyan Fig Trees along Suva Point Road but this is now a rare occurrence. It can still sometimes be seen in areas of bush remaining within suburban Suva.

Fact Card

COMMON NAME:  MANY COLORED FRUIT DOVE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ptilinopus perousii
TYPE: Breeder
DIET: Fruit and berries
RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
GROUP NAME:  KINGDOMAnimalia / PHYLUMChordata / CLASSAves
ORDERColumbiformes / FAMILYColumbidae / GENUSPtilinopus

Video: Many Coloured Fruit Dove

Audio: Many Coloured Fruit Dove

IUCN Red List Status

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category Scale Least Concern

Additional Photographs

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Fijian Commemorative Postage Stamp


Many coloured Fruit Dove

References

  • IUCN (2016, August 1). Many-coloured Fruit-dove. IUCN RED LIST. Retrieved September 9, 2023, from Link
  • [Josep del Hoyo]. (2012, August 24). Many-colored Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus perousii [Video]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • [Josep del Hoyo]. (2012, August 21). Many-colored Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus perousii [Audio]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • Many-colored fruit dove. (2023, August 11). In Wikipedia. Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link

 

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