Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Whistling Dove (Ptilinopus layardi) - HBW 4, p. 223

French: Ptilope de Layard German: Smaragdtaube Spanish: Tilopo de la Kadavu
Other common names: Yellow-headed/Velvet/Kadavu Dove

Taxonomy: Ptilinopus layardi Elliot, 1878, Kadavu, Fiji.
Sometimes placed in genus or subgenus Chrysoena, which forms a distinctive Fijian superspecies also including P. victor and P. luteovirens; these three are thought to represent an early colonization of Fiji by Ptilinopus stock. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Fiji, on Kadavu and Ono.