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Knob-billed Fruit-Dove

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Alternate name
Ptilinopus insolitus Scientific name
Columbiformes Order
Columbidae Family
Lowland forest up to 1,200 m. Endemic to Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea:- Bismark:- Emira, Mussau, New Britain, New Hanover New Ireland, & Tabar group, Habitat-Altitude-Range
Seeds, grain & plant material. Food  
2685 - TSN: 177321 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Cape May Photo by Sam Woods © all rights reserved Antpitta


If you have sound recording of the Knob-billed Fruit-dove please send it to xeno-canto. 

  Czech: Holub knoflíkový
Danish: Knopfrugtdue
German: Knopffruchttaube
English: Knob billed Fruit Dove, Knob-billed Fruit Dove, Knob-billed Fruit-Dove, Red-knobbed Fruit Dove, Red-knobbed Fruit-Dove, Schlegel's Fruit-Dove
Spanish: Tilopo Insólito, Tipolo Insólito
Estonian: kühmnokk-rohetuvi
Finnish: Kyhmyhedelmäkyyhky
French: Ptilope casqué
Italian: Colomba frugivora bernoccoluta, Tortora beccafrutta tubercolata
Japanese: kobuhimeaobato
Japanese: コブヒメアオバト
Latin: Ptilinopus insolitus
Dutch: Knobbeljufferduif
Norwegian: Karbunkelfruktdue
Polish: owocozer guzodzioby, owocożer guzodzioby
Russian: Шишколобый пёстрый голубь
Slovak: pestroš hrcozobý
Swedish: Knölnäbbad fruktduva
Chinese: 瘤鼻果鸠
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