10 Stunning Pics of the Mesmerizing Red-Bellied Fruit Dove and Learn Some Interesting Facts About Them

Doves are honestly a sublime creature to look at. Columbidae is a bird family consisting of pigeons and doves. It is the only family in the order Columbiformes. These stout-bodied birds have short necks, and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. The family contains 344 species divided into 50 genera.

Thirteen of the species are extinct. In fact, there are some that really stand out from the crowd due to their mesmerizing colored feathers. One that has stunned us with its beauty, in particular, is the red-bellied fruit dove.

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The red-bellied fruit dove is overall green, but has a purplish-red crown and patch on the central belly. The fruit doves (Ptilinopus greyi) was introduced in 1825 by the English naturalist William John Swainson. The fruit doves are in different colors based on the region they are located.

Scroll down below to see these beauties, and learn some interesting facts about them.

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For example, the fruit doves of the Sunda Islands and northern Australia are known for their pink heads, higher saturation on the neck and breast, and their black band across the belly.

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Moreover, another beautiful group is the one local to New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, which are famous for their grey coloration on the head and shoulder and the enlarged bill

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Contrary to other group of birds where you can easily tell males from females, when it comes to fruit doves it’s not like that. All the orange doves, golden doves, and whistling doves, have in common their small size, compact shape, yellow or orange coloration in the males, and hair-like body feathers.

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Another distinctive thing is their un-pigeon-like vocalization, which sound like snapping, barking, or whistling.

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As their name implies, eat fruit—Ficus is especially important and live in various kinds of forest or woodland. 

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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