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Banded Fruit Dove
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Information
Range Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands and Australia, where it is restricted to the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus cinctus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Banded fruit dove (Ptilinopus cinctus), is a species of large (38–44 cm in length, 450-570 g in weight) dove with white head, neck and upper breast; black back and upperwing grading to grey on rump; black tail with broad grey terminal band; underparts grey, demarcated from white head and neck by broad black band.

Distribution

Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands and Australia, where it is restricted to the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment.

Habitat

Patches of monsoonal rainforest.

Diet

Fruit from forest trees, especially figs.

Nesting

Lays single egg on open platform of sticks in a forest tree.

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