Orange Fruit Dove
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Common Name Flame Dove
Range Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea and Laucala islands of Fiji.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus victor
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Orange fruit dove (Ptilinopus victor), also known as flame dove, is a species of small, approximately 20 cm (8 in) long, short-tailed dove in the Columbidae family. One of the most colorful doves, the male has a golden olive head and elongated bright orange "hair-like" body feathers. The golden-olive remiges are typically covered by the long orange wing coverts when perched. The legs, bill and orbital skin are bluish-green and the iris is whitish. The female is a dark green bird with blackish tail and orange-yellow undertail coverts. The young resembles female.

The orange dove is endemic to forests of Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea and Laucala islands of Fiji. The diet consists mainly of various small fruits, berries, caterpillars and insects. The female usually lays one white egg.

The orange fruit dove is closely related to the whistling fruit dove and golden fruit dove. These species are allopatric, meaning they do not share the same habitat in any location.

A common species throughout its limited range, the orange fruit dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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