Crimson-crowned fruit dove

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Crimson-crowned fruit dove
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. porphyraceus
Binomial name
Ptilinopus porphyraceus
(Temminck, 1821)
Subspecies

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The crimson-crowned fruit dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus), is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in American Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. The crimson-crowned fruit dove has two remaining sub-species:

  • P. p. porphyraceus (Temminck, 1821) - Niue, Tonga and Fiji Islands
  • P. p. fasciatus Peale, 1848 - Samoa

Two former subspecies were reclassified as separate species in 2016:

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