Black-Naped Fruit Dove

The Black-Naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) is a medium-sized bird.

The male Black-Naped Fruit Dove has a black nape (back of the head) with a white head, yellow throat, and patches of yellow on his chest. The rest of his body is brownish olive-green. The underside of his tail is yellow and deep pinkish-purple. The female is green to olive-green all over, with a greenish head and greenish wings. Both male and female have olive-green eyes, a cream-coloured beak, and creamy-pink legs.

Black-Naped Fruit Dove

Black-Naped Fruit Dove (male and female)

 

It measures 24-30 centimetres (9-12 inches) tall.

The Black-Naped Fruit Dove is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It prefers lowland and hill forests.

It is diurnal, active during the day. It feeds on seeds and fruit, especially figs and berries.

Black-Naped Fruit Dove

Black-Naped Fruit Dove (male and female)

Black-Naped Fruit Dove

Black-Naped Fruit Dove (male and female)

Black-Naped Fruit Dove

Black-Naped Fruit Dove (male and female)

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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