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Ptilinopus alligator


33–35 cm (13-13¾ in)

  • Creamy-white head, neck and upper breast
  • Black mantle and wings
  • Greyish rump and upper-tail coverts


North-central Australia (western escarpment of Arnhem Land).


This is a monotypic species[1].

It was formerly included in Banded Fruit Dove.


Remains of rainforest on sandstone cliffs.



Their diet consists of a variety of fruits, including figs and wild tobacco.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)

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