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Superb Fruit-Dove

(Ptilinopus superbus)
Alternate name(s): "Purple-crowned Fruit-Dove", "Purple-crowned Pigeon", "Superb Fruit Pigeon"
Size: 22-24 cm
Weight: 110-120 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Superb Fruit-Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Close-up frontal view of a male Superb Fruit-Dove in captivity (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)

Close-up frontal view of a pair of Superb Fruit-Doves in captivity (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)

FEMALE

Close-up frontal view of a female Superb Fruit-Dove in captivity (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Quick shot of a female or juvenile Superb Fruit-Dove
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, March 2005]

Food, Diet

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

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