Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Vulnerable

Banggai Fruit-dove (Ramphiculus subgularis)


Taxonomy

French: Ptilope des Banggai German: Banggaifruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo de Banggai
Taxonomy:

Ptilopus subgularis

A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth

, 1896,

Peleng and Banggai

.

Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron. Until recently, considered conspecific with R. epius and R. mangoliensis, but epius has less greenish yellow on hindneck, larger buff breast patch and paler undertail-coverts; mangoliensis lacks breast spot, has greener nape, and underside with broad greenish-yellow feather tips. Song different from both. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Banggai Is (Peleng and Banggai), off E Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

33–36 cm; 142 g. Head, neck and most of underparts silvery grey tinged greenish yellow on hindneck; small patch on upper throat dark chestnut; large buff patch on lower... read more

Voice

A series of c. 20 “whoop” notes (more than in both R. epius and R. subgularis)... read more

Habitat

Mainly in primary forest, but also frequents some secondary and disturbed areas from lowlands to... read more

Food and feeding

Known to take fruits from branches and is exclusively arboreal, but no other information.

Breeding

A simple platform nest constructed of small branches, found in montane forest, attended by a single adult (unsexed), was foun in early May... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Global population may be of the order of 2500–10,000 mature individuals, or 3500–15,000 birds in total. Thought to be suffering moderately rapid... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., Kirwan, G.M. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2018). Banggai Fruit-dove (Ramphiculus subgularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54318 on 18 December 2018).