Rose-crowned Fruit-dove

Rose-crowned Fruit-dove

Check out Australia Zoo’s Rose-crowned Fruit-dove!

Crikey, they don’t get much cuter than our rose-crowned fruit-doves! You can spot these vibrantly coloured birds all day long in Australia Zoo’s Rainforest Aviary. Keep your camera handy because they are a sight to see.

 

Rose Crowned Fruit Dove up close showing off the pink feathers on top of their head.

 

The rose-crowned fruit-dove is widespread throughout northern and eastern parts of Australia and Indonesia. They have stunning green plumage with a rose coloured crown! This colouration is perfect for life spent camouflaged in the tropical rainforest trees.

 

Rose Crowned Fruit Dove standing on food bowl with others in the background.

 

These gorgeous doves feed on fruits and seeds, high in the rainforest canopy! To stay hydrated, they drink dew and water droplets from leaves. They will avoid drinking from the ground wherever possible. These adorable birds will often mate for life and work as a team to raise their singular, yearly young!

 

Rose Crowned Fruit Dove standing on branch showing yellow, orange, green, and pink feathers.

 

Unfortunately, due to habitat clearing and egg predators, rose crowned fruit doves are sadly considered a vulnerable species in New South Wales. The species as a whole is of least concern.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Aves

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Ptilinopus

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    regina

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    22 - 24 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    90 - 125 grams

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Frugivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    17 days