FANDOM


Wallace's Fruit Dove
04 21 230 ptilinopus wallacii m
Information
Range eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, southern Maluku, Aru Island and in southwestern New Guinea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus wallacii
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Wallace's fruit dove (Ptilinopus wallacii), is a species medium-sized, approximately 26 cm long, green dove with a scarlet crown and forehead, whitish throat, orange shoulder patch, yellow bill, purplish feet and long green tail. It has a pale bluish-grey breast and neck, an orange belly, with a white patch in between. Both sexes are almost similar.

An Indonesian endemic, the Wallace's fruit dove is distributed in lowland forests of eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, southern Maluku, Aru Island and in southwestern New Guinea. The diet consists mainly of various small fruits and berries.

The name commemorates the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.

Widespread and common throughout most of its range, the Wallace's fruit dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.