Beautiful Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) - HBW 4, p. 217
French: Ptilope mignon
Spanish: Tilopo Bonito
Other common names: Crimson-crowned/Crimson-capped/Grey-breasted Fruit-dove; Rose-fronted Pigeon
Taxonomy: Columba pulchella Temminck, 1835, Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
Has affinities with the large P. purpuratus species-group; considered to be most closely allied to P.coronulatus. Races hardly differ and doubtfully valid. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pulchellus (Temminck, 1835) - W Papuan Is and New Guinea (except NC).
- decorus (Madarász, 1910) - N New Guinea from E shore of Geelvink Bay E to Astrolabe Bay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird feeding at a feeder Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 11 August 2006 5 years ago 35 sec 4.7
A male perched and flying away Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 11 August 2006 5 years ago 25 sec 4.5
A bird perched high in a tree Locality Tabubil, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp pulchellus)
Keith Blomerley 25 August 2008 4 years ago 24 sec 2
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