Jambu fruit dove in exhibit

Jambu Fruit Dove

Scientific Name
Ptilinopus jambu
Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia
Rainforests and mangrove swamps
Estimated Wild Population
Jambu fruit dove in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Near Threatened Endangered Status Graph - Near Threatened

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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.

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

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

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

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