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Photo by James Eaton
Dumoga Bone NP, Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 2004

Alternative name: Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove

Ptilinopus epius

Ptilinopus epia


  • head grey
  • throat patch maroon
  • bill bright yellow
  • upper parts bright green
  • belly patch golden
  • under tail coverts chestnut-rufous
  • under tail grey


Sulawesi endemic. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove, together with Sula Fruit Dove and Banggai Fruit Dove. Clements/ebird uses the pre-split name Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove for this form.


Lowland forest



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove

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