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.
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.
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!
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.
22 - 24 centimetres
90 - 125 grams