Banded Fruit-dove (species: Ptilinopus cinctus) in Australian Birds (Gaia Guide)
Ptilinopus cinctus
Banded Fruit-dove

©Ewen Bell: Banded Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus cinctus)

©Joseph Wolf: Banded Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus cinctus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus cinctus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has a white head, neck and upper breast; black back and upperwing grading to grey on rump; black tail with broad grey terminal band; underparts grey, demarcated from white head and neck by broad black band. (Wikipedia)


  • From 38 cm to 44 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 52 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands and Australia where it is restricted to the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment. (Wikipedia)


It eats fruit from forest trees, especially figs. (Wikipedia)

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