French: Ptilope vlouvlou German: Spaltschwingentaube Spanish: Tilopo de Nueva Caledonia
Sandwich Island (= Éfaté, in south Vanuatu); error = New Caledonia.
New Caledonia and I of Pines.
Male 32 cm, 220 g; female 28 cm, 160 g. Plump, compact shape with short, rounded wings and very short broad tail; primaries notched. General colour a rich green with a... read more
Presumed advertising call is a peculiar phrase of five cooing notes: a short low-pitched coo is... read more
Native forests, including dense forest; also open woodland, and niaouli savanna dominated by ... read more
Food and feeding
Little information; feeds on fruits and berries including those of figs and aralid trees.
Breeds Aug–Nov. Nest is a flimsy platform of twigs, placed in a tree or shrub. Reported to lay 2 eggs, which would be unusual for a... read more
No information on home range or movements. Flight sound is unusual, described as a quite loud... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Population estimated in 1993 to be over 5000 birds, but appears to be declining;... read more
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