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White-naped Pheasant-pigeon

White-naped Pheasant-pigeon

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Scientific Name:

Otidiphaps aruensis


Distribution

Aru islands, Indonesia.


Diet:

Frugivore - granivore. Seeds and fallen fruit.


Facts

Habitat:  Rainforest.

Incubation: ~28 days, 1 egg


Social structure: Solitary. 


Weight: ~500g


Dimensions:  43-48cm


Lifespan: 26 max under human care 


Estimated population in the wild: 3,500-15,000


IUCN Status: Vulnerable


Threats:  Forest loss due to ongoing small-scale logging and conversion for agriculture and plantations.


Did you know that:

It is a pigeon species but it is called a 'pheasant' pigeon due to the pheasant-like shape of its body with a large flat tail that bobs up and down when walking. It also spends most of its time on the ground, just like pheasants.

 




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