Orange-bellied Fruit Dove
Range New Guinea, the Aru Islands and western Papuan islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus iozonus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Orange-bellied fruit dove (Ptilinopus iozonus), is a species of small (21 cm in length) dove with mainly green plumage, distinguished by a large orange patch on the lower breast and belly, a small lilac shoulder patch, pale yellow undertail coverts, and a grey terminal band on the tail.

Distribution and Habitat

The dove is found in New Guinea, the Aru Islands and western Papuan islands where it inhabits lowland rainforest, secondary forest and mangroves. It has been recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in northern Torres Strait.



The dove eats the fruit from forest trees, mainly figs.


The dove lays a single egg on a platform of small sticks high in a forest tree.

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