Amethyst brown dove

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Amethyst brown dove
Phapitreron-amethystina.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Phapitreron
Species: P. amethystinus
Binomial name
Phapitreron amethystinus
Bonaparte, 1855

The amethyst brown dove (Phapitreron amethystinus) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.

It is endemic to the Philippines. It occurs on most large islands except Palawan but is generally rather scarce on Luzon and Mindanao and even rarer elsewhere. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. it is found in lowlands but probably prefers middle and high elevations at 500-2000m. It is most often seen singly or in pairs, in and around fruiting trees. The call is a deep, sonorous `hoop` as well as a rather rapid `poo-poo-poo-poop` and birds may sit and call for long periods.

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