Henderson fruit dove

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Henderson fruit dove
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. insularis
Binomial name
Ptilinopus insularis
(North, 1908)

The Henderson fruit dove (Ptilinopus insularis), also known as scarlet-capped fruit dove, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.[1] It is endemic to Henderson Island in the South Pacific Pitcairn Island group.[2]

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland scrub forest.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Ptilinopus insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Graves GR. The endemic land birds of Henderson Island, Southeastern Polynesia: Notes on natural history and conservation. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 1992;104(1):32–43.

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