Jambu Fruit Dove

Scientific Name: Ptilinopus jambu
Malay Name: Punai-Gading Jambu
Chinese Name: 粉头果鸠

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia


Size: 26.5-27 cm

Male has greenish upperparts, crimson face, white eyering, white underparts with pink flush on foreneck and upperbreast. Female has mostly green overall plumage with greyish-purple face. Juvenile resembles female but has greenish face.

Habitat: Forest, wooded areas and matured gardens and parks.


Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2017)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Japanese Garden and Chinese Garden.

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BirdLife International. (2017). Ramphiculus jambu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22691341A111022249.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.