Ptilinopus perlatus (*)
Ptilinopus perlatus (Temminck, 1835)
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The Pink-spotted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perlatus) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. 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.
* BirdLife International 2004. Ptilinopus perlatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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