A magnificent orange, green, and purple bird
A tiny bird with a stunning combination of orange, red, green, and purple feathers.
The purple-crowned fruit dove, also known as the splendid fruit dove (Ptilinopus superbus).
This fruit dove, which is also known as the purple-capped fruit dove, is a medium-sized, multicoloured fruit dove belonging to the Columbian family.
Males of this sexually dysmorphic species have spectacular colouring, including a blazing orange neck, green ears, and a purple skull.
A side dark blue stripe divides his grey breast from his blue belly.
Their tail has a white tip, and their wings are olive green with brown markings.
Females of this species are primarily green, with a white abdomen, blue wings with blue tips, a light blue breast, and a little dark blue mark on the back of the head.
Eye rings and golden eyes are shared by both sexes.
The rainforests of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Australia, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and the Philippines are home to the Superb Fruit-Dove, a native of Australasia.
The beautiful fruit-dove tends to live in mangroves, along rivers and streams, and at the edges of rain forests.
In rare instances, urban gardens and plantations may also include them.
Superior fruit-doves breed from September to January, building a flimsy nest of twigs 5–30 metres up in a tree or vine.
The female deposits a single white egg, which both sexes share incubating for 14 days.
The chicks are raised by both parents, and they can fledge as soon as seven days after hatching.
This species has a vast breeding range, and most of it is regarded as common.