Black-naped Fruit Dove
Black-naped Fruit Dove

Black-naped Fruit Dove

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The black-napes fruit dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) also known as black-headed fruit dove.

Distribution and habitat:

The Black-naped Fruit Dove is found in Indonesia, Java, the Philippines, the Moluccan, and Borneo. Their habitat is at the edges of forest, suburban areas, lowlands, and hill forests.


The male has a pale grey head and black nape.  The females and juveniles are green all over.


The male builds a flimsy nest in the tree. They typically lay only one egg per clutch and incubate the egg for 18-26 days.


The black-naped fruit doves eat figs,fruits and berries