White-headed fruit dove

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White-headed fruit dove
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
P. eugeniae
Binomial name
Ptilinopus eugeniae
(Gould, 1856)

The white-headed fruit dove (Ptilinopus eugeniae) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to Makira and nearby islands of Ugi and Malaupaina in the Solomon Islands.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and it is found especially in foothills where it is threatened by habitat loss due to logging. The white-headed fruit dove's diet consists of small seeded fruits and berries.

The name honours the French empress Eugénie de Montijo.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ptilinopus eugeniae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.