Bird Families

Variegated pigeons, or fruit turtle doves - a genus of birds of the pigeon family

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Variegated pigeons, or fruit turtle doves are a genus of birds of the pigeon family.

Small pigeons with bright colors. They inhabit tropical forests, nest in trees.

Distributed in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, northern Australia and the islands of Oceania to Tuamotu in the east.

1. Types

The genus includes 50 species:

  • Ptilinopus subgularis - Black-throated motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus huttoni - Long-billed Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus coralensis - Atoll Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus insularis
  • Ptilinopus merrilli - Merrill Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus luteovirens - Golden spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus arcanus - Ripley's Spotted Dove
  • Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii - White-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus perousii - Multicolor spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus ornatus - Decorated Variegated Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus nainus - Dwarf Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus leclancheri - Black-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus solomonensis - Yellow-throated spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus greyii - Spotted Gray Dove
  • Ptilinopus perlatus - Pearl-winged motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus wallacii - White-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus hyogastrus - Gray-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus monacha - Blue-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus purpuratus - Green-gray spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus magnificus - Long-tailed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus granulifrons - Warty spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus victor - Orange spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus chalcurus - Macatea Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus fischeri - Fischer's Spotted Dove
  • Ptilinopus eugeniae - White-headed Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus superbus - Gorgeous spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus porphyreus - Red-necked spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus cinctus - Black-winged motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus occipitalis - Yellow-chested variegated pigeon
  • † Ptilinopus mercierii - Red-capped Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus jambu - Pink-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus melanospilus - Black-occipital variegated pigeon
  • Ptilinopus pulchellus - Raspberry-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus aurantiifrons - Golden-fronted spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus dohertyi - Red-capped variegated pigeon
  • Ptilinopus bernsteinii
  • Ptilinopus richardsii - Silver-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus roseicapilla - Mariana spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus insolitus - Pine-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus marchei - Black-eared motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus layardi - Yellow-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus rarotongensis - Rarotonga spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus coronulatus - Lilac-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus porphyraceus - Purple-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus tannensis - Silver-shouldered spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus rivoli - White-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus viridis - Red-throated motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus regina - Pink-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus iozonus - Orange-bellied spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus pelewensis

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