Wallace’s Fruit Doves
The Wallace’s Fruit Doves (Ptilinopus wallacii) were named in honor of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
This medium-sized fruit-dove measures about 26 cm in length, including the long, green tail. The plumage is mostly green with a scarlet crown and forehead, whitish throat, orange shoulder patch. The chest and neck is bluish-grey, the abdomen is orange and there is an orange patch in between.
The bill is yellow bill, the feet are purplish.
Males and females are very similar.
Distribution / Range
They mostly feed onsmall fruits and berries.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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