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SPECIES INFO

The Wallace's Fruit-dove, Ptilinopus wallacii is a medium-sized, approximately 26cm long, green fruit-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.





                                     



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