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Black-chinned Fruit Dove
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Male
Information
Common Name Black-throated Fruit Dove and Leclancher's Dove
Range Taiwan and the Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus leclancheri
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Black-chinned fruit dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri), also known as the black-throated fruit dove or Leclancher's dove, is a species of medium-sized (up to 27 cm long) dove in the Columbidae family. The male is a colorful bird with a green belly and wings, a brown tail, a whitish grey head and neck with a purple base, red iris and a small black patch under its yellow bill. The female has a green head, neck and breast.

The black-chinned fruit dove is distributed in lowland forests of Taiwan and the Philippines, where it is fairly common. On Taiwan, it is very rare, known only from four specimens.

The diet consists mainly of fruits. The female usually lays a single white egg in a nest made of twigs.

Widespread throughout its large range, the black-chinned fruit dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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