Pink headed Fruit Dove

Key Facts

Common Name
Pink headed Fruit Dove
Scientific Name
Ptilinopus porphyreus
IUCN Red List category
Least Concern
Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)
Country endemic
Range Description
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as rather uncommon, although locally abundant in suitable habitat in Sumatra and uncommon in Java and Bali

Pink-headed Fruit-dove is a little-known, restricted-range species,endemic to the mountains of the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali.The fruit-dove appeared to be restricted to 12,000 square km of forest, scattered over 20 major mountain complexes on the three islands, i.e. three on Sumatra, 16 on Java and one on Bali. It occurred exclusively on mountains of 2,000 m in altitude, where, depending on the size of the mountain, it reached its lower altitudinal limit between 500 and 1,000 m. The species was found mostly in singles or as pairs but occasionally in flocks of up to 17 individuals. It occurred almost exclusively in forest, feeding on figs and small berries in the upper-canopy

1 comment:

  1. If God thinks purple and green are so beautiful, who am I to argue. This is the most beautiful bird