Wompoo Fruit-dove (species: Ptilinopus (Ptilinopus) magnificus) in Koreelah NP (Gaia Guide)
Ptilinopus (Ptilinopus) magnificus
Wompoo Fruit-dove

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©Jim Bendon from Karratha, Australia: North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Ptilinopus
Species Ptilinopus (Ptilinopus) magnificus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has purple plumage around its neck, chest and upper belly. Its lower belly is yellow and has a green underparts. The sexes look similar and the juveniles have a duller and greener plumage compared to adults. Notwithstanding their bright plumage, they are hard to see amongst the forest canopy, not the least thanks to their unobtrusive, quiet habits. (Wikipedia)


  • From 35 cm to 45 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 50 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Wompoo Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus (Ptilinopus) magnificus)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is native to New Guinea and Australia. (Wikipedia)


They feed off fruit-bearing trees in rainforests such as figs. They also occasionally eat insects. They can eat large fruits whole and are able to acrobatically collect fruit of trees and vines. (Wikipedia)

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