Black-banded Fruit Dove Facts and Photos

Information about the Bird Black-banded Fruit Dove

The black-banded fruit dove (Ptilinopus alligator) is a large (38-44cm in length, 450-570 g in weight) pigeon with white head, neck and upper breast; black back and upperwing grading to grey on rump; black tail with broad grey terminal band; underparts grey, demarcated from white head and neck by broad black band.

The species is endemic to Australia, where it is restricted to the western edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment.
Patches of monsoonal rainforest.
Fruit from forest trees, especially figs.
Lays single egg on open platform of sticks in a forest tree.

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