dorsal view of male; green upperparts with black spots (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

Superb Fruit Dove
Ptilinopus superbus

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: the males of this species are indeed superbly colored; females are quite pretty too, but somewhat duller in plumage.

ventral view of male; grey-spotted breast; green face (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

side view; yellow iris; pink legs and feet (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

violet crown; black bars on belly; orange nape (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

dorsal view showing the orange nape (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

whole-body view; medium length tail (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

dorsal view showing violet crown (Zoo; 2013-05-29)