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Dwarf Fruit Dove
04 23 259 ptilinopus nanus m
Information
Range New Guinea and the Raja Ampat Islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus nainus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Dwarf fruit dove (Ptilinopus nainus), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is found in lowland and foothill forest in New Guinea and the Raja Ampat Islands.

Description

With a total length of 13–15 cm, it is the shortest pigeon or dove in the world, but as it is relatively thickset, several other species weigh less. Its plumage is overall green, but with contrasting yellow undertail-coverts and narrow bars to the wings. Unlike the female, the male has a purple patch on the belly.

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