Jambu fruit dove in exhibit

Jambu Fruit Dove

Scientific Name

Ptilinopus jambu

Class

Aves

Order

Columbiformes

Range

Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia

Habitat

Rainforests and mangrove swamps

Estimated Wild Population

n/a
Jambu fruit dove in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Near Threatened IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Near Threatened

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Physical Description

Brightly colored birds, jambu fruit doves have a bright orange break and green markings on their back, wings, and tail. They are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males have a crimson face, a white chest, and a pink patch near their throat while females have a light purple face and green chest. Jambu fruit doves are small birds that can grow up to 10 inches in length.

Interesting Fact 1

As their name indicates, jambu fruit doves feed on fruit produced by rainforest trees.

Interesting Fact 2

Males establish breeding territories to attract mates and then gather sticks, twigs, and grasses that females use to build nests.

Interesting Fact 3

Extensive deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia is increasingly threatening their habitat.

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