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Pink-spotted Fruit Dove
Ptilinopus perlatus perlatus
Information
Range New Guinea and nearby smaller islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus perlatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Pink-spotted fruit dove (Ptilinopus perlatus), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is found in forest and woodland in lowland and foothills of New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. It is widespread and generally common.

Description

As most other fruit doves, it is largely green. The chest is duller and browner, the throat and nape are grey-white, and, uniquely for a fruit dove, the wings are spotted pink. The face and crown are usually olive-green, but this is replaced by pale grey in the north-eastern subspecies plumbeicollis. The male and female are essentially identical.

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