Ptilinopus magnificus

Ptilinopus magnificus

wompoo fruit pigeon

(Wompoo Fruit Pigeon)

FAMILY

Columbidae

Species

Ptilinopus magnificus

Common name

Wompoo Fruit Pigeon

Main colour

Green

Distinctive feature

Predominantly green but with many other colours intermixed, size 35-55 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

This pigeon normally occurs in rainforest areas where there are plenty of palm trees but it is now spreading into urban areas and has been found as far south as Townsville, after events such as a major cyclone. Head and neck are a light grey colour, but the body is predominately green with a golden band across the wings, the breast is a plum-purplish colour and the abdomen is yellow. Legs and feet grey, eyes red around the black iris, bill yellow.

More Photos

wompoo pigeon back view