blacknapedfruitdove

December 8, 2016 – Black-naped Fruit Dove or Black-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus)

These fruit doves are found in parts of Indonesia and the Philippines. Their diet is not well known, but seems to be mainly fruit, such as figs and berries, as well as some seeds. Usually solitary, they are sometimes seen in pairs or small groups on the ground. During their courtship displays males twitch their wings and nod their heads up and down rapidly. Their nests are small platforms of twigs built close to the ground. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.

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