ANIMAL: Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu Type of Animal: Pigeon/Dove Habitat: Forests, mangrove swamps/mangroves, woodland, mature parks/gardens Location(s): Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Brunei, Borneo Appearance: Plump small-headed bird, male has crimson-pink face w/ black chin, unmarked green upper body, white belly, pink breast patch, green tail, dark chocolate-brown undertail, female has dull purple face w/ dark chin, green overall, darker white to gray belly, cinnamon undertail, juveniles resemble females but have green faces, females lacks pink breast Food/Diet: Fruit Status in Wild: Stable Conservation: Breeding in zoos & wildlife centers Lifestyle: Flocks of 2-6 birds Additional Info: Called: Male: Cock Female: Hen Young: Squab Group: Flock Weight: 1.5 oz Gestation: 3 weeks Life Span: 4-6 years in wild, 10-17 years in captivity Height: 9.1-10.6 in Body Length: 9.1-10.6 in Tail Length: 1.5 in Main predators are larger birds, snakes, felids, monitor lizards, crocodilians, bears, weasels, civets, monkeys, & pigs. Like most fruit doves, they’re very shy. Green feathers help in camouflage. Males announce breeding territory by raising wings & cooing w/ head moving forward & bobbing body up & down. If that doesn’t work, he’ll peck at rival male. Females usually lay 1-2 eggs. Stable but declining due to logging, habitat loss, hunting, & bird/pet trade. Sexually mature at 6 months old. Male collects nesting material for female, who builds flimsy nests of twigs/roots/grasses. Males get adult coloration by 9 months old. Active during the day (diurnal). Both parents incubate eggs. Due to exclusively frugivorous diet, they play important role in seed dispersal. Courtship involves male cooing & pair sitting closely together. Squab (s) stay w/ parents for up to 6 months. Fun Fact(s): Wings functional before eyes even open. Like other pigeons/doves but unlike most birds, they can put entire bill into water, drinking by sucking in. Often follow hornbills & monkeys (both potential predators), eating fruit knocked off by them. Like many pigeon/dove species, they feed young crop milk. Jambu means guava in Malay.