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Pink necked fruit dove

Life in color - Pink necked fruit dove

Life in color – Pink necked fruit dove

Pink necked fruit dove (Latin Ptilinopus porphyreus) – beautiful representative of the kind of a small colorful fruit dove. All in all, in the world there are about 50 of its various relatives, each with its colorful plumage and a taste for the fruit and the fruit trees. The neck, head and chest of the dove is purple-pink. The lower part of the breast is outlined with white strip, becoming a little thinner on the sides of the body. The upper part of the body is dark green with a metallic sheen on the wings and tail. The belly has ash-gray color, the sides are olive green. The beak is greenish-yellowish, lighter on top. The iris is orange, the bill is greenish, and feet are pink. However, the female is duller than the male.

Life in color - Pink dove

Colorful plumage of Pink dove

The pink-headed fruit dove is a resident breeding endemic bird in Indonesia where it occurs in the mountain forests of Sumatra, Java and Bali at altitudes of 1000–2200 m. It builds a flimsy nest in a tree and lays one or sometimes two white eggs which are incubated for 20 days to hatching, with a further 15–16 days to fledgling. It is a shy and inconspicuous species, generally seen singly or in pairs, but flocks of up to 17 birds may form at favored fruit trees.
Taken at Louisville Zoo.

Life in color - Pink dove

Symbol of love and peace – Pink dove

Doves are well recognized as symbols of love and peace, and the Holy Spirit in Jude-Christian cultures is often symbolized as a dove. Dove is a symbolic bird. Among the continental and British Celts, the dove was associated with healing and with oracles, a connection that may have arisen because the ill are often eager for insight into the future.

Pink necked fruit dove

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