Pink-headed Fruit Dove
Pink-headed Fruit Dove

Pink-headed Fruit Dove

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The pink-headed fruit dove, (Ptilinopus porphyreus) also known as pink-necked fruit dove or Temminck’s fruit pigeon, is a small colorful dove.It is a resident breeding endemic bird in Indonesia where it occurs in the mountain forests of Sumatra, Java and Bali.

Description:

The male has a bright pink-purplish head and throat,bordered below with a white band outlined in greenish black, with some green,grey and yellow across the rest of the body. Females are similar but much duller in color.

Breeding: 

The male builds a flimsy nest in the tree. The pink-headed fruit dove lays 1-2 white eggs that are incubated by both parents for approximately 20 days. Both parents partake in feeding the chicks. The chicks fledge about 20 days after hatching.

Diet:

The pink-headed fruit doves eat figs,fruits and berries