Black-chinned fruit dove

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Black-chinned fruit dove
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
Species: P. leclancheri
Binomial name
Ptilinopus leclancheri
Bonaparte, 1855

The black-chinned fruit dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri), also known as the black-throated fruit dove or Leclancher's dove, is a medium-sized (up to 27 cm long) bird of the family Columbidae. The male is a colorful bird with a green belly and wings, a brown tail, a whitish grey head and neck with a purple base, red iris and a small black patch under its yellow bill. The female has a green head, neck and breast.

The black-chinned fruit dove is distributed in lowland forests of Taiwan and the Philippines, where it is fairly common. On Taiwan, it is very rare, known only from four specimens.

The diet consists mainly of fruits. The female usually lays a single white egg in a nest made of twigs.

Widespread throughout its large range, the black-chinned fruit dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


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