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Photo by codexluminati
Tangkoko, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2014
Ptilinopus melanospilus



  • Green
  • Yellowy bill and iris


  • Pale grey head
  • Black nape
  • Yellow throat
  • Golden yellow and pink undertail coverts

Female and young birds have entirely green plumages.


Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Malaysia, Philippines, Island of Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Moluccas



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • P.m.bangueyensis: Southern Philippines and islands off northern Borneo
  • P.m.xanthorrhous: Talaud Islands, Sangihe Island (Sulawesi) and Doi Island (northern Moluccas)
  • P.m.melanospilus: Sulawesi, Talisei, Bangka, Lembeh and Togian islands
  • P.m.chrysorrhous : Banggai Island, Sula Island and southern Moluccas (Obi and Seram)
  • P.m.melanauchen: Matasiri Island, Java, Lesser Sundas and islands south of Sulawesi


Lowland and hill forests.



The diet includes fruits, figs and berries.


The clutch consists of a single white egg.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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