Banded fruit dove

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Banded fruit dove
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. cinctus
Binomial name
Ptilinopus cinctus
Temminck, 1810

The banded fruit dove or black-backed fruit dove (Ptilinopus cinctus) is a large (38–44 cm in length, 450-570 g in weight) pigeon with white head, neck and upper breast; black back and upperwing grading to grey on rump; black tail with broad grey terminal band; underparts grey, demarcated from white head.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The banded fruit dove is found in Bali, and Lesser Sunda Islands. Its habitat is in monsoonal rainforest.

Behaviour and ecology[edit]


It lays a single egg on an open platform of sticks in a forest tree.


It eats fruit from forest trees, especially figs.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Ptilinopus cinctus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22691302A93308397. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22691302A93308397.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.