Whistling Dove (Ptilinopus layardi) - HBW 4, p. 223
French: Ptilope de Layard
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.
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