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Red-naped Fruit-Dove

Ptilinopus dohertyi

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A large, striking fruit-dove with a dark lower body, a cream-colored head, and a diagnostic conspicuous red patch on the nape. Juveniles show yellow fringes to upperparts feathers and greenish feathers on head and breast. Usually encountered singly or in pairs in the upper levels of forest in lowlands and hills.  Call is a low, disyllabic “wooo-hoo,” usually given repeatedly.

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