Wompoo Fruit Dove
AKA: Magnificent Fruit Dove, Purple-breasted Fruit Dove, Purple-bellied Pigeon, Wompoo Pigeon
©Shirley Curtis ©Crimson Lam ©Jeff Downing
The three pictures above are the race: Ptilinopus magnificus puella; the three pictures below are the nominate race Ptilinopus magnificus magnificus in Australia.
Australian race pics courtesy of Ian Montgomery - Australia
The Australian race has never been imported into the US; it is about the size of the Pied Imperial Pigeon. The race commonly offered for sale by exporters around the world is from New Guinea & this race is about the size of the Ringneck Dove (Streptopelia risoria).
Voice: (Dave Stewart)
Nesting: Clutch is a single white egg; incubation recorded as 18-21 days; juveniles fledge in two to three weeks.