Jambu Fruit Dove
Estimated Wild Population
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.
Commitment to Care
Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
Support Your Zoo
Animals Depend On People Too
When you ADOPT an animal, you support world-class animal care by helping to provide specially formulated diets, new habitat elements, and regular veterinary checkups.
The Wish List is full of one-of-a-kind items for the zoo’s animals, including nutritious snacks and enrichment items to keep them active and healthy.
Take Action With Us
Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.