French: Ptilope à ventre orange German: Orangebauch-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo ventrinaranja
Ptilonopus [sic] iozonus
G. R. Gray
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. humeralis
Wallace, 1862 – W Papuan Is, and W New Guinea lowlands from Vogelkop E along S coast to Fly R.
P. i. iozonus
G. R. Gray, 1858 – Aru Is.
P. i. iobiensis
Schlegel, 1871 – Yapen I, and N New Guinea from Mamberamo R E (including islands of Tarawai, Kariru, Manam and Karkar) to Astrolabe Bay.
P. i. pseudohumeralis
Rand, 1938 – upper Fly R, around junction of Palmer R and along Black R.
P. i. finschi
Mayr, 1931 – Huon Peninsula and Fly R E to SE New Guinea.
20–22 cm; 105–112 g. General colour green, with a large orange patch on belly; undertail-coverts and vent yellow or white, marked with green; small greyish mauve... read more
High-pitched. The ‘hoo’ series begins with a longer upslurred note, a slight pause and... read more
Inhabits a variety of forest types and wooded areas, especially open habitats; typically in second... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous; depends on figs (Moraceae) for most of its food; near Port Moresby, various figs together constituted 84% of diet by volume;... read more
Apparently occurs all year round: morphological data indicate that, although gonad size peaks in late dry season (Nov–Dec), both... read more
Little information; reported to be mainly sedentary, and to undertake only local movements in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in many areas, locally even abundant; common in lowlands of Papua New Guinea, where is usually the most abundant member of the genus.... read more
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