Pink-necked Fruit Dove
The Pink-necked Fruit Dove is a small, colorful dove. The male has a bright pink-purple head and throat bordered with a white band outlined in greenish black. The female is similar but her coloring is slightly more muted.
Range & Habitat
This species is native to Southeast Asia and the mountain forests of Bali, Sumatra, and Java.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Although currently listed as Least Concern, the population is in decline due to habitat loss.
In the Wild – figs, small fruits berries in the upper canopy
At the Zoo – a variety of fruits, berries, and vegetables
In Human Care: 20 years
Fun Facts about the Pink-necked Fruit Dove
· They are also known as the Pink-headed fruit dove or Temminck’s fruit pigeon.
· They are very shy and it makes them a difficult species to study.
· The Pink-necked fruit dove’s call is similar to that of the mourning dove.
Photo courtesy of Toledo Zoo.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Ptilinopus porphyreus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2021.
Toledo Zoo. (2021) Pink-Necked Fruit Dove. Accessed on March 21, 2021 at https://www.toledozoo.org/animals.
Sincage, J. (2014). Species Fact Sheets. Temmnick’s Fruit Dove. Accessed on March 21, 2021 at http://aviansag.org/Fact_Sheets/Columbiformes/TFDove.pdf
Van Balen, S., & Nijman, V. (2004). Biology and conservation of Pink-headed Fruit-dove Ptilinopus porphyreus. Bird Conservation International, 14(2), 139-152. doi:10.1017/S0959270904000152. Accessed on March 21, 2021 at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bird-conservation-international/article/biology-and-conservation-of-pinkheaded-fruitdove-ptilinopus-porphyreus/EEE361DCCE731EBF1AA39F7A7C589C69