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Red-bellied Fruit Dove
Ptilope.de.grey.olhe.3g
Information
Range New Caledonia, Santa Cruz Islands (Solomons), and Vanuatu.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus greyi
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Red-bellied fruit dove (Ptilinopus greyi), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is found in lowland forest in New Caledonia, Santa Cruz Islands (Solomons), and Vanuatu, and it is common in most of its range.

The red-bellied fruit dove is overall green, but has a purplish-red crown and patch on the central belly. Adults of the two genders are very similar, although the belly patch is slightly smaller in the female. Juveniles essentially lack the pinkish-red patch on the belly and crown, leading to potential confusion with the Tanna fruit dove.

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