WOMPOO FRUIT DOVE (Ptilinopus magnificus) - ©Nathan Rupert
The Wompoo Fruit Dove, also known as Wompoo Pigeon, is the largest of Fruit Doves native to New Guinea and Australia.
- The dove measure up to 45 centimetres (18 inches), but are generally far smaller in northern regions.
- It has purple plumage around its neck, chest and upper belly. Its lower belly is yellow and has a green underparts.
- The sexes look similar and the juveniles have a duller and greener plumage compared to adults.
- They are hard to see amongst the forest canopy, not the least thanks to their unobtrusive, quiet habits (Frith et al. 1976).
- Their call sounds like ‘wollack-wa-hoo’ and often sounds very human.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wompoo_Fruit_Dove
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