French: Ptilope à front d’or German: Goldstirn-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo frentiáureo
Other common names:
Ptilonopus [sic] aurantiifrons
G. R. Gray
W Papuan Is (Batanta, Salawati, Misool), Yapen I and Aru Is, and coastal New Guinea E (except, on N coast, from Madang to Huon Gulf) to D’Entrecasteaux Is.
22–23 cm; 136 g. Forehead bright orange or orange-yellow; throat and lower part of face white; crown, nape and upper part of face green with bronzy tinge; upper breast... read more
A soft ‘hoo’ series and a seesaw at medium-low pitch. Each note of the ‘hoo’... read more
Inhabits secondary forest and forest edge, littoral woodland, mangroves, gallery forest, savanna... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous; feeds on a variety of species; in a study near Port Moresby, the most important plant families were Moraceae, Combretaceae and... read more
Scattered breeding records in Papua New Guinea indicate that nesting occurs from middle of dry season to early wet season at least, Sept... read more
Little information, but species is apparently sedentary. Flight swift and direct.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Few details available. Species is described as being generally fairly common, locally abundant. Adapts to a variety of secondary habitats, including... read more
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