French: Founingo bleu German: Madagaskarfruchttaube Spanish: Paloma azul malgache
Other common names: Red-tailed Blue-pigeon
Closely related to A. sganzini and A. pulcherrimus. Monotypic.
N & E Madagascar.
25–28 cm. Throat and neck silvery blue grey; upperparts dark blue, silvery grey upper mantle; underparts dark blue, but breast silvery blue-grey and undertail-coverts... read more
Rather silent. Occasionally utters short low-pitched grunts or groans.
Mostly in E Madagascar, from sea-level up to 2000 m in undisturbed rain forest and degraded forest... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually nothing known; plucks fruit from bushes or trees. Usually observed in pairs, but sometimes in groups of 3–12 birds.
Recorded Oct–Dec. Nest is a platform of interlaced twigs placed on a horizontal tree fork, 6–20 m above ground. Lays 1 white... read more
Seasonal movements into the western region of the island have been noted, where species apparently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widely distributed through NW & E Madagascar, with old records from the SW coast and W savanna; in E, apparently less common on... read more
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