French: Carpophage de Zoé German: Halsband-Fruchttaube Spanish: Dúcula de Zoé
Other common names:
Manokwari, New Guinea
Salawati (W Papuan Is), Aru Is, and New Guinea (including islands of Yapen and Karkar) E to D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough, Fergusson), Basilaki I and Louisiade Archipelago (Misima).
38–41 cm; 575–592 g. Head pale grey; neck, upper mantle and upper breast pale greyish pink; lower mantle and wing-coverts purplish chestnut; rest of upperparts... read more
Distinctive. Advertising call has a prominent first note, followed by a rolling series, starting... read more
Rain forest and monsoon forest, primarily in the lowlands, but locally up to 1450 m; frequents... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous; feeds on a variety of fruits, including members of Arecaceae (Arenga, Caryota), Lauraceae (Litsea... read more
Little information. Breeding apparently commences at end of dry season, as males taken in Jul had small gonads, but a female obtained in... read more
Little information. Sometimes observed in swift, direct flight above the canopy.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed and often the commonest Ducula species in its range, especially in foothill forest. Described as common in NE & E... read more
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