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Ptilinopus perousii (Many-colored Fruit Dove; Many-colored Fruit-Dove)

Wikipedia Abstract

The many-coloured fruit dove (Ptilinopus perousii) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It occurs on islands in the south-west Pacific Ocean where it is found in Fiji, the Samoan Islands, and Tonga. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It usually feeds high in the canopy on fruit and berries, especially figs. The nest is a small platform of twigs where one white egg is laid.It is a small dove, 23 cm in length.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.5676
EDGE Score: 1.88215


Adult Weight [1]  90 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  80 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Fiji tropical dry forests Fiji Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
Fiji tropical moist forests Fiji Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Samoan tropical moist forests Samoa, United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tongan tropical moist forests New Zealand, Tonga Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
National Park of American Samoa II   American Samoa, United States    

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Gau Highlands Fiji A1, A2, A4ii  
Greater Tomaniivi Fiji A1, A2
Koroyanitu/Vaturu Fiji A1, A2
Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula Fiji A1, A2
Ogea Fiji A1, A2    
Rairaimatuku Highlands Fiji A1, A2
Sovi Basin Fiji A1, A2
Taveuni Highlands Fiji A1, A2
Viti Levu Southern Highlands Fiji A1, A2
Wailevu/Dreketi Highlands Fiji A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Polynesia-Micronesia Fiji, Micronesia, Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, United States Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus obliqua (small-leaved fig)[1]
Ficus prolixa (fig)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ducula aurorae (Polynesian Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula galeata (Marquesan Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula pacifica (Pacific Imperial Pigeon)1
Pteropus mariannus (Marianas flying fox)1
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)1
Ptilinopus chalcurus (Makatea Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii (White-capped Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus porphyraceus (Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove)1
Vini ultramarina (Ultramarine Lorikeet)1





Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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