Velvet Dove

FJ

Details

VELVET DOVE (Ptilinopus layardi) – is also endemic to Fiji but is restricted to the islands of Kadavu and Ono. The Whistling Dove has an unremarkable plumage, but it has a very strange call for a dove – a loud rising whistle which is immediately followed by a short falling trill or tinkle, the latter only heard at close quarters.

Fact Card

COMMON NAME: Velvet Dove
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ptilinopus layardi
TYPE: Breeder
RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Kadavu
GROUP NAME:  KINGDOMAnimalia / PHYLUMChordata / CLASSAves
ORDERColumbiformes / FAMILYColumbidae

Video: Velvet Dove

Audio: Velvet Dove

IUCN Red List Status

IUCN Redlist Chart Near Threatened

References

  • [Doug Pratt]. (2015, November 15). Velvet Dove Ptilinopus layardi [Video]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • IUCN (2016, October 1). Whistling Dove. IUCN Red LIst. Retrieved September 13, 2023, from Link
  • [Josep del Hoyo]. (2012, August 22). Velvet Dove Ptilinopus layardi [Video]. Macaulay Library. 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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