Jambu Fruit Dove

Key Facts

Common Name
Jambu Fruit Dove
Scientific Name
Ptilinopus jambu
IUCN Red List category
Near Threatened
Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)
Country endemic
Range Description
Ptilinopus jambu is confined to the Sundaic lowlands, from peninsular Thailand,  Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore (scarce and irregular non-breeding visitor), Kalimantan, Sumatra and West Java Indonesia and Brunei 
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand

The Jambu fruit dove is a plump dove with a small head and a small yellow or orange beak. Its eyes are located on the sides of its head, colored red or brown. It is medium sized for a dove, about 9 inches long, and weighs about 1.5 ounces. Its wingspan is between 3 to 6 inches. Its feathers are downy soft and very colorful. The feathers come out easily, which makes them hard to catch.The male's face and forehead are crimson to pink. The upper part of their throat and chin are black. Their underparts are white with a pink breast patch. Their upper parts are a forest green. The outer parts of their tails are a darker green than the body, and the underside is a chestnut color.The feet of the Jambu fruit dove are a dark red. The female isn't as colorful. She is mostly a darkish green with a purple head, and a white to cream belly. The underside of her tail is a brown color.The dove mainly lives in the tropical rainforest high up to about 1,500 meters in the trees but the decreasing size of the rainforest due to city developments, the Jambu Fruit Dove is evaluated as near threatened amongst the many wild animals in the rainforest.

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