I often travel to Raja Ampat islands to guide tourists on a birdwatching and snorkeling tour for 3 to 5 days or even more. During the tour, we watch Red Bird of Paradise, Hooded Butcherbird, Eclectus Parrot, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Claret-breasted Fruit Dove, Beautiful Fruit Dove, and a lot more. I also saw Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) several times feeding on small berries of a kind of ficus tree.
I used to see the same bird in mainland West Papua. This bird lives in lowland and hill forest.
|Beautiful Fruit Dove|