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The Henderson fruit dove (Ptilinopus insularis), also known as scarlet-capped fruit dove, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.[1] It is endemic to Henderson Island in the South Pacific Pitcairn Island group.[2]

Henderson fruit dove
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
P. insularis
Binomial name
Ptilinopus insularis
(North, 1908)

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland scrub forest, which it formerly shared with three other endemic species of pigeon, now extinct.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Ptilinopus insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Graves GR. The endemic land birds of Henderson Island, Southeastern Polynesia: Notes on natural history and conservation. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 1992;104(1):32–43.

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