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Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove

(Ptilinopus regina)
Alternate name(s): "Rose-crowned Pigeon"
Size: 22-24 cm
Weight: 105 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "regina"

ADULT

MALE

Spectacular frontal view of a male Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove gobbling up a fruit (photo courtesy of C. Charles)
[Bli Bli, QLD, February 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Very unfortunate ventral view of a (most likely immature) Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove roosting in a tree found serendipitously during a spot-lighting expedition
[Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Narrabri, NSW, October 2015]

Race "ewingii"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2013]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2014]

Dorsal view of a Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of an immature Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2014]

Food, Diet

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

Spectacular frontal view of a Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove gobbling up a fruit (photo courtesy of C. Charles)
[Bli Bli, QLD, February 2012]

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.

rcfdove_20160314_2.mp3 regina (S QLD) Contact call(?) MD
rcfdove_20160312_6.mp3 regina (S QLD) Partial contact call(?) MD
rcfdove_20160314_3.mp3 regina (S QLD) ? MD

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