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The Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove is a small, compact dove, with a short tail and rounded wings. Its name comes from the deep pink cap or forehead, which is bordered behind by a narrow yellow stripe. The upper body is bright green and the under-body orange and yellow with a rose-coloured patch. The throat and upper breast is rough grey. In flight, dark underwings contrast with the yellow body and band on the end of the tail. The female is similar, but lighter. This species is also known as Pink Cap, Rose- or Red-crowned Fruit-Pigeon.
Rose-crowned Fruit-Doves feed on fruit high in the canopy and can be very hard to see. Often they are only detected by their calls or the sound of fruit dropping to the ground.
They are also listed as vulnerable in NSW.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • bowenite
    boweniteover 3 years ago

    Nice capture. I am yet to see one of these birds. I am getting withdrawl symptoms, it wont stop raining up here. Hence no bird submissions to RB. Have you checked EPHOTOZINE out. I have found it to be very good as well as RB. If you are interested I go under the name wildlife photographer. Worth a look. Cheers Gordon.

  • Thanks Gordon, I’ve only seen a juvenile before and I think this is a young one. I’ve had a whole summer like that, awful, and raining again now. I’ll check out the other website, thanks for that!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 3 years ago

    Hi Deb, Sad to say but I am sure that this has been a caged bird. It must have escaped or someone has let it go because of the damage it has been doing to itself. I have seen it before and it happens even in large averies, They keep bashing into the wire and loose their head feathers and even the skin on their heads. They do terrible damage to themselves similar to this bird. This is why I am totally against caged birds and trapping birds. I refuse to photograph caged birds.

  • Oh no really, I thought it was just a juvenile because it hasn’t got the other colors yet. I saw a juvenile at Belongil up in the trees and it looked like this one.
    I hate seeing birds caged too, unless they’ve been hurt and can’t survive in the wild or are being rehabilitated!

    – byronbackyard

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird and capture! Interesting info too!

  • Many thanks Angie!

    – byronbackyard

  • dperalta
    dperaltaover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful bird. I love the education you give us with each of your works! This one looks like our common pigeon but they are gray. Just beautiful and wonderful capture!

  • Many thanks for your lovely and supportive birds, I love the birds and I learn as I go along!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

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