Pink-spotted fruit dove

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Pink-spotted fruit dove
Ptilinopus perlatus -Jurong Bird Park-8a.jpg
In Jurong Bird Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. perlatus
Binomial name
Ptilinopus perlatus
(Temminck, 1835)

The pink-spotted fruit dove (Ptilinopus perlatus) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in forest and woodland in lowland and foothills of New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. It is widespread and generally common.


As most other fruit-doves, it is largely green. The chest is duller and browner, the throat and nape are grey-white, and, uniquely for a fruit dove, the wings are spotted pink. The face and crown are usually olive-green, but this is replaced by pale grey in the north-eastern subspecies plumbeicollis. The male and female are essentially identical.