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Subspecies regina
Photo by Hans&Judy Beste
Toowoomba Shire, Queensland, April 2018
Ptilinopus regina


Subspecies ewingii
Photo by Ken Doy
Northern Territory, June 2017

22cm long, green fruit dove, grey head and breast, orange belly, whitish throat, yellow-orange iris, and greyish green bill and feet. It has a pinkish-red crown with yellow border. The Indonesian subspecies, P. r. xanthogaster has a whitish crown and paler grey head and breast. Both sexes are similar. The young has a green-coloured crown and plumage.


Australia, Lesser Sunda Islands and Maluku Islands of Indonesia



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • P.r.flavicollis:
  • Lesser Sundas (Flores, Rote, Sawu, Semau and western Timor)
  • P.r.roseipileum:
  • Lesser Sundas (eastern Timor, Wetar, Romang, Kissar, Moa and Leti)
  • P.r.xanthogaster:
  • Banda, Kai, Damar, Sermata, Babar, Tanimbar and Aru islands
  • P.r.ewingii:
  • P.r.regina:
  • Cape York Peninsula. to southern New South Wales and islands in Torres Strait


Lowland rainforests and monsoon forests.



Clutch is a single white egg; Incubation is 16-18 days; juveniles fledge within 12 days.


The diet consists mainly of various fruits, palms and vines.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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