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Doves and Pigeons Endemic to Solomon Islands


Other Birds found on Solomon Islands

Species of Doves and Pigeons occurring naturally on Solomon Islands

Choiseul Crested Pigeons (Microgoura meeki – Extinct?)

Claret-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus viridis) – Found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Mackinlay’s Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia mackinlayi) – Range: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)

Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)

Red-bellied Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus greyii) is found in New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

Santa Cruz Ground Dove (Gallicolumba sanctaecrucis) – Range: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Silver-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus richardsii) – Endemic

Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) – Range: Native to Australasia, the Superb Fruit Dove lives in the rainforests of New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands, the Philippines and Sulawesi of Indonesia.

Thick-billed Ground Doves (Gallicolumba salamonis – Extinct)

White-headed Fruit Doves (Ptilinopus eugeniae)

Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus solomonensis) – Found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Red-bellied Fruit Dove 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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