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Superb Fruit Dove, Burgers Zoo, Netherlands - 0595

This Fruit Dove (Dutch: Fruitduif) seen in the Bush of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.


The Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), also known as the Purple-crowned Fruit Dove (leading to easy confusion with the Purple-capped Fruit Dove), is a medium-sized (22–24 cm long), colourful fruit-dove in the family Columbidae.


Native to Australasia, the Superb Fruit Dove lives in the rainforests of New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands, the Philippines and Sulawesi of Indonesia. In Australia, it is found from southern New South Wales around the town of Moruya and extends further north, where it becomes more common to Cape York in Queensland. In some areas of its range, such as the New Guinean rainforest, it is a resident bird; in more marginal or seasonal habitats such as those in Australia, flocks are known to move about according to the availability of food.




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Taken on April 2, 2012