Black-chinned Fruit Doves aka Black-throated Fruit Doves or Leclancher's Doves

Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri)
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The Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri) is also known as the Black-throated Fruit Dove or Leclancher's Dove.

It is very common in the d the Philippines, but very rare (only known from four specimensI in Taiwan.

They inhabit lowland forests.


The Black-chinned Fruit Dove is a medium-sized (up to 27 cm long) fruit dove.

The male is a colorful bird with a green belly and wings, a brown tail, a whitish grey head and neck with a purple base, red iris and a small black patch under its yellow bill.

The female has a green head, neck and breast.

Black-throated Fruit Dove or Leclancher's DoveDiet

The diet consists mainly of fruits.


The female usually lays a single white egg in a nest made of twigs.

Black-chinned Fruit Dove

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