French: Ptilope jaune German: Goldfruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo dorado
Other common names: Golden Fruit Dove, Yellow Dove
Hombron and Jacquinot, 1841,
WC Fiji: Waya Group, Vitu Levu, Beqa, Ovalau and Gau.
19–21 cm. Generally pale greenish gold, with long overlapping contour feathers, giving a distinctive velvety texture to plumage; head, flight-feathers and tail slightly... read more
Advertising call is a repeated short croak given at a pace of c. 1 note every 2–4 seconds. From a... read more
Found in mature forest, secondary forest and scrub, occasionally close to villages. Found at wide... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily frugivorous, eating a variety of small fruits and berries; reported foods include figs (Ficus, Moraceae), Clidemia... read more
Nest is a flimsy structure of bare twigs and vine tendrils, placed fairly low in a tangle of vines or a dense shrub; one observation of a... read more
Will cross extensive areas of grassland to reach brush-covered limestone outcrops. Flight is rapid... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). The species reported to be common and widespread, especially on Viti Levu. A population estimate based on the density of calling... read more
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