Backyard Birds

Black-naped Fruit Doves or Black-headed Fruit Doves

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The Black-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) – also known as the Black-headed Fruit Dove – occurs naturally in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. In Indonesia, it is found in Java, the Lesser Sunda Islands, and Sulawesi, where it inhabits the lowland and hill forests.

This species is widespread and common throughout its large range.


Die / Feeding

The diet consists mainly of various fruits, figs and berries. The female usually lays one single white egg.


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