Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)


Lompobattang Fruit-dove (Ramphiculus meridionalis)


French: Ptilope du Lampobattang German: Lompobattang-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo de Lompobattang

Leucotreron fischeri meridionalis

A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth

, 1893,

near Makassar, Sulawesi


Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron. Hitherto considered conspecific with R. fischeri, but differs in its dark slate-grey vs dull emerald-green wing-coverts, secondaries, tertials, back and rump (3); mantle as dark grey as rest of wings and back vs whitish-grey shading to mid-grey before shading to the green of the upper back (ns[1]); white vs yellowish-white chin and upper throat (ns[1]); breast to mid-belly greyish-white vs mid-grey (2); mid-belly to vent greyish-white vs dull yellowish-grey (2). Also closely related to R. occipitalis. Monotypic.


Lompobattang Massif, in SW Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

35–37 cm. Robust fruit-dove, with sooty-black mantle, scapulars and wings, greyish-olive rump to uppertail-coverts, becoming more blackish on uppertail, and ash-grey head (... read more


Apparently undescribed.


Inhabits montane forest, probably exclusively above 1500 m, given forest loss below this elevation... read more

Food and feeding

Frugivorous, but nothing specifically known concerning diet.


Nothing known.


Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Population size unknown, though provisionally estimated at just 2500–10,000 mature individuals, but the species is described as uncommon and the overall... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2019). Lompobattang Fruit-dove (Ramphiculus meridionalis). 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 on 14 December 2019).