Red-bellied fruit dove

The red-bellied fruit dove (Ptilinopus greyi) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in lowland forest in New Caledonia, Santa Cruz Islands (Solomons), and Vanuatu, and it is common in most of its range.

Red-bellied fruit dove
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Sub-adult on the main island of New Caledonia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
P. greyi
Binomial name
Ptilinopus greyi
Bonaparte, 1857

Ptilinopus greyii

The red-bellied fruit dove is overall green, but has a purplish-red crown and patch on the central belly. Adults of the two genders are very similar, although the belly patch is slightly smaller in the female. Juveniles essentially lack the pinkish-red patch on the belly and crown, leading to potential confusion with the Tanna fruit dove.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ptilinopus greyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.