Kosrae fruit dove

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Kosrae fruit dove
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. hernsheimi
Binomial name
Ptilinopus hernsheimi
Finsch, 1880

The Kosrae fruit dove (Ptilinopus hernsheimi), is a species of bird in the family Columbidae found on Kosrae in the Caroline Islands. It was formerly considered as a subspecies of the crimson-crowned fruit dove. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.


  • Hayes, F.E., H.D. Pratt, and C.J. Cianchini. 2016. The avifauna of Kosrae, Micronesia: history, status, and taxonomy. Pacific Science 70: 91–127.