Black-naped Fruit Dove

Black-naped Fruit Dove

The black-naped fruit dove can be found living on the edges of rainforests in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands, including Java and Bali.

Wild Diet

Fruits and berries.


These doves are very adaptable, so whilst they naturally occur in rainforests they also often frequent croplands and the parks and gardens outside of cities. The male bird has a pale grey head with, as its name suggests, a black nape. It also has a yellow throat, golden plumage and pink undertail coverts. The female bird, and adolescents, have completely green plumage.


The female will usually lay a single white egg.


The black naped fruit dove is very common throught its large range, so has a conservation status of Least Concern.


  • Latin Name: Ptilinopus melanospila
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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