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. Widely distributed through NW & E Madagascar, with old records from the SW coast and W savanna; in E, apparently less common on coastal plain.... read more
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