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BiologyAs its name suggests, the Cook Islands fruit-dove has a diet consisting primarily of fruit, such as the small figs produced by the banyan tree. However, it has also been observed pecking small insects from the trees and bushes where it feeds (2). The Cook Islands fruit-dove is thought to breed around the period between July and September, when it generally lays one egg in a nest of loose twigs (4). In Rarotonga, a nest was observed for six weeks; both parents were seen incubating the egg and the nestling took its first flight 16 days after hatching (5).