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The Superb Fruit-Dove is a small colourful pigeon of the tree canopy. It is a compact bird, with short rounded wings and a short tail. The male has a purple crown, an orange hindneck, a blue-black breastband that separates a grey upper breast from white underparts. These are partly barred green, and the rest of the body is green. The green tail has grey tips. The female is green, with a grey breast and white underparts. There is a smallish purple patch on the crown. Young birds resemble females but lack the purple crown patch. This species is also called the Purple-crowned Fruit Dove or Pigeon, or the Superb Fruit-Pigeon.
The Superb Fruit-Dove is found in rainforests, rainforest margins, mangroves, wooded stream-margins, and even isolated figs, lilly pillies and pittosporums.
Spotted on Nov 14, 2009
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012
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Wow, I've never seen one of these.
Thank you all... :)
Great spotting :)
Took the words right out of my mouth Benadette S .... What a funky dove : )
Incredible coloration! Cool spotting
soo nice ..
Oh wow! I've never seen one of these. Fantastic spot Bob!
What a glorious bird!