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Jambu Fruit Dove - BirdForum Opus

Photo by kampang
Singapore Chinese Gardens, Singapore, December 2007
Ptilinopus jambu


22–28 cm (8½-11 in)

  • Pink to Crimson face and forehead
  • Black throat patch
  • Green nape and upperparts
  • Whitish underparts
  • Pink breast patch
  • Brownish undertail
  • White eye-ring
Photo by SeeToh
Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, September 2015
  • Orange bill
  • Red legs


  • Purplish face
  • Dark chin
  • Green upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Cinnamon undertail


South-east Asia: found in peninsula Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and westerm Java


This is a monotypic species[1].

Juvenile male
Photo by wengchun
Putrajaya Wetland, Malaysia, October 2005


Woodland, mangrove swamps and lowland rainforests.



The nest is built by the female and is made from twigs, roots and grasses. The clutch consists of 1-2 white eggs which are incubated for 20 days. Fledging occurs after a further 12 days.


Their diet has been little recorded, but are known to eat fruit and berries in the trees and have been observed eating fallen fruit.


  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)
  3. Wikipedia

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