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Wompoo Fruit-Dove

(Ptilinopus magnificus)
Alternate name(s): "Magnificent Fruit-pigeon", "Purple-breasted Pigeon", "Plum-breasted Pigeon", "Bubbly Mary", "Bubbly Jock", "Wompoo Pigeon"
Size: 38-48 cm
Weight: 155 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Wompoo Fruit-Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "magnificus"

ADULT

Frontal view of an adult Wompoo Fruit-Dove; note the much bluer front of this bird compared to others shown on this page (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Copeland, NSW, February 2013]

Frontal view of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Frontal view of a preening Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)

Near-lateral view of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove
[Mt. Tamborine NP, QLD, May 2014]

Lateral view of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Ravensbourne NP, QLD, February 2016]

Lateral view of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Lateral view of a preening Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Copeland, NSW, February 2013]

Dorsal view of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, June 2016]

Race "keri"

ADULT

Frontal view of an adult Wompoo Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Julatten, QLD, July 2013]

Food, Diet

All pigeons and doves are strictly vegetarian. Wompoo Fruit-Doves are fruit-eaters.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

wompoo_art_20150420.mp3 magnificus
(SE QLD)
Contact calls © ART
wompoo_20160314_4.mp3 magnificus
(S QLD)
Q&A © MD
wompoo_20160314_3.mp3 magnificus
(S QLD)
Q&A © MD

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