Black-naped Fruit Dove

(Ptilinopus melanospila)

FUN FACT

This species is also called the "black headed fruit dove", although the male only has black on the nape of his neck.

This species has a wide range through Indonesia and the Philippines.  The male has the pale grey head and black nape for which the species was named.  The females and juveniles are entirely green.

Distribution

Indonesia, Java, the Philippines, the Moluccas, and Borneo.

Habitat

Edges of forest, suburban areas, lowlands, and hill forests.

Diet

Fruits, figs, berries, seeds.

Breeding

Like most doves, black-naped fruit doves build a flimsy nest out of twigs. They typically lay only one egg per clutch and incubate the egg for 18-26 days.

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See this bird on exhibit in the Tropical Forest.