fruit dove


: any of numerous small brighly colored fruit-eating pigeons that have bright red or yellow feet and legs, that are usually made a subfamily of Columbidae but sometimes a separate family, and that are found mainly in an area extending from India to Polynesia and south to Australia

called also fruit pigeon

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“Fruit dove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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