Dwarf Fruit Dove

The Dwarf Fruit-dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in lowland and foothill forest in New Guinea and the Raja Ampat Islands. With a total length of 13-15 cm, it is the shortest pigeon or dove in the world, but as it is relatively thickset, several other species weigh less. Its plumage is overall green, but with contrasting yellow undertail-coverts and narrow bars to the wings. Unlike the female, the male has a purple patch on the belly.

The Dwarf Fruit Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Dwarf Fruit Dove Ptilinopus nana: Nice views of a male near Kiunga where our driver called one in for us, then again at Kau FR. The scarcest of the Ptilinopus in PNG. White-throated Pigeon Columba vitiensis: A single flyover Along the Elevala, my second from the Kiunga region of this rather rare species. Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon Ducula rufigaster: Excellent views of two of this sparse species at Akame Lodge, near Kiunga. Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeon Ducula rubricera (B). More

Dwarf Fruit Dove Ptilinopus nanus: Wonderful views of a male that came in to Phil More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Ptilinopus
Species : naina
Authority : (Temminck, 1835)