Ptilinopus iozonus, Orange-bellied Fruit Dove, Walik Perut-jingga

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Ptilinopus iozonus, Orange-bellied Fruit Dove, Walik Perut-jingga

Ptilinopus-iozonus

The Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Ptilinopus iozonus, is a small (21 cm in length) pigeon with mainly green plumage, distinguished by a large orange patch on the lower breast and belly, a small lilac shoulder patch, pale yellow undertail coverts, and a grey terminal band on the tail.
The dove is found in New Guinea, the Aru Islands and western Papuan islands where it inhabits lowland rainforest, secondary forest and mangroves. It has been recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in northern Torres Strait.
Feeding

The dove eats the fruit from forest trees, mainly figs.
Breeding

The dove lays a single egg on a platform of small sticks high in a forest tree.

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