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Jambu Fruit Dove Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Ptilinopus jambu
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    The jambu fruit dove can be found in southern Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

  • Status

    The species is classified as near-threatened due to habitat loss. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Jambu Fruit Dove Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    This fruit-eating species inhabits rain forests and mangrove swamps.

  • Niche

    As its name indicates, the jambu fruit dove feeds on fruit produced by rain-forest trees.

  • Life History

    Males establish breeding territories in the rain forest to attract mates. The female builds her nest from sticks, twigs and grasses that the male gathers. She lays one or two eggs, which incubate for 20 days before hatching.


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