Makatea Fruit-Dove

The Makatea Fruit-Dove is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Makatea Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus chalcurus) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to French Polynesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Ptilinopus chalcurus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Makatea Fruit-dove, and Black-naped Fruit-dove, which are known to visit gardens and such. Much is still to be learned about Fruit-doves. Many species are shy and difficult to observe in their natural habitat. For example, there are several species in the Philippines, and for most of them, little or nothing is known of their breeding or nesting behavior. More

The Makatea Fruit-dove is an endemic species found in all forested areas of the island where it feeds on berry like fruits. Photo : C. Blanvillain Rapa Fruit-dove, Ptilinopus huttoni, Koko (Rapa). 31 cm. The Rapa Fruit-dove is an endemic species from Rapa. It is threatened by the reduction of the native forests where he usually lives. He eats fruits but also flower nectar. Photo : A. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ptilinopus
Species : chalcurus
Authority : Gray, 1859