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Doves & Pigeon of New Guinea


New Guinea Map / Location

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Doves and pigeons native to, or found in, New Guinea:

Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus)

Claret-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus viridis) – Found in Papua New Guinea

Collared Imperial-pigeon (Ducula mullerii) – Range: Northern and southern New Guinea

Coroneted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus coronulatus) – Found in Papua New Guinea

Dwarf Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus naina) – Found in lowland and foothill forest in New Guineanea

Mackinlay’s Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia mackinlayi) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)

Orange-bellied Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus iozonus)

Orange-fronted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus aurantiifrons) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Ornate Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus ornatus)

Pacific Imperial-pigeon (Ducula pacifica) – Range: Smaller satellite islands of Papua New Guinea

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)

Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) – Range: Rainforests of New Guinea

Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Pink-spotted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perlatus) – Found in forest and woodland in lowland and foothills of New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. It is widespread and generally common.

Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri) – Range: Southern lowland forests of New Guinea

Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) – Range: Rainforests of New Guinea

Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) – Range: Northern New Guinea and surrounding islands

Wallace’s Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus wallacii) – Range: Southwestern New Guinea

Western Crowned Pigeon (Goura cristata) – Range: Lowland rainforests of Irian Jaya, Indonesia section of New Guinea

White-bibbed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus rivoli)

Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)

Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus solomonensis) – Found in Papua New Guinea

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)

Metallic Pigeon


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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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