Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Flame-breasted Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus marchei) - HBW 4, p. 206

French: Ptilope de Marche German: Blutschwingen-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo de Marche
Other common names: Marche's Fruit-dove, Marche's/Black-eared Fruit-pigeon

Taxonomy: Ptilopus (Rhamphiculus) Marchei Oustalet, 1880, Luzon.
Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron; a later proposal returned all members of that group to Ptilinopus, but placed present species in subgenus Rhamphiculus along with other Philippine and Sulawesi forms P. merrilli, P. occipitalis, P. fischeri, P. subgularis and P. leclancheri; characters of Rhamphiculus include relatively large size, and emarginated first primaries. Present species is most closely allied with P. merrilli. Monotypic.

Distribution: Luzon (N Philippines).