Overview

Comprehensive Description

Forehead bright orange-yellow, throat and lower part of face white, crown, nape and upper part of face green with bronzy tinge, upper breast blue-grey, extending in a band abound neck, ventral regions pale yellowish green, rest of plumage green with bronzy tinge, except on dark green primaries and outer secondaries, bluish grey bases to feathers froms pots on wing-coverts and upper mantle, outer tail fether tipped grey and white on iner webs, bill red at base, yellow to greenish yellow for rest of length, legs bright purple-red. Female duller. Juvenile plumage apparently undescribed.

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Distribution

Range

W Papuan, Yapen, Aru is., New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Arch..

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Distribution:


    W Papuan Is (Misool, Batanta, Salawati), Yapen and Aru Is through coastal New Guinea (except NE, from Madang to Huon Gulf) to D'Entrecasteaux Is.


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Physical Description

Size

22-23 cm, 136 g

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Diagnostic Description

Forehead bright orange-yellow, throat and lower part of face white, crown, nape and upper part of face green with bronzy tinge, upper breast blue-grey, extending in a band abound neck, ventral regions pale yellowish green, rest of plumage green with bronzy tinge, except on dark green primaries and outer secondaries, bluish grey bases to feathers froms pots on wing-coverts and upper mantle, outer tail fether tipped grey and white on iner webs, bill red at base, yellow to greenish yellow for rest of length, legs bright purple-red. Female duller. Juvenile plumage apparently undescribed.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Inhabits secondary forest and forest edges, littoral woodlad, mangrove, gallery forest, savannas and town, often frequents fig tree. From sea-level to 300 m.

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Trophic Strategy

Frugivorous, feed on variety of species. The most important are Moraceae, Combretaceae and arecaceae. Often in flocks.

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

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Reproduction

Scattered breeding records in PNG indicate that nestling occur from middle of dry season to early wet season at least. Sept-Apr. Nest with eggs in Mar.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Not Threatened.

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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally fairly common to locally abundant (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Orange-fronted fruit dove

The orange-fronted fruit dove (Ptilinopus aurantiifrons) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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