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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16 Isolated Houses For The Solitary Soul – The Perfect Spot for Calmness

Living in a city does have its advantages, but even city-dwellers sometimes prefer to escape to some calm places. They need a life with no noisy neighbors and no daily life battles to let their weary souls re-charge. Each day more, isolated houses are rented out to people who want a peaceful place to rest from all the stress and troubles of the world.

Scroll down below to see such beautiful houses surrounded by beautiful views, which will bring calmness to your tired soul. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite house!

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2. Arnarstapi, Iceland

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3. Red House In Snowy Norway

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4. In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada

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5. Barrier Highway, South Australia

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6. Rice Terraces Of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

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7. Saint Cado, France

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8. Magical Home, Poland

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9. A Tiny House In The Meadow, Lithuania

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10. Philips, Alberta, Canada

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11. House On The Lake, Iceland

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12. Little House In Wester Ross, Scotland

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