Many-coloured Fruit Dove

It is a small dove, 23 cm in length. The male is mostly pale yellow-white with a red crown and red bar across the back. The female is mostly green, darker on the back and greyer on the head and breast. Her crown is red while the undertail-coverts are red in Samoan birds and yellow in birds from Fiji and Tonga.

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The Many-coloured Fruit Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Many-coloured Fruit Dove is widespread throughout Fiji but is primarily a forest bird, and rarely encountered away from mature forest, but locally it may be found in isolated stands of favoured fruiting trees, generally figs Although generally a bird of large and intermediate-sized islands, it readily travels between islands and is sometimes found on small islands, even those with poor forest. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ptilinopus
Species : perousii
Authority : Peale, 1848