On the Perch
343 Tathra Road
Kalaru NSW

Rose-crowned Fruit-dove

Rose-crowned Fruit-dove are a small, colourful rainforest pigeon that are known from the coast and ranges extending from Cape York in the north, to south of Sydney. Occasionally, they are found on the NSW Sapphire Coast. The species is threatened by changes in the extent and condition of rainforest habitats, and the removal of key feed resources. They are now listed as Vulnerable under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

They are generally a shy species and spend most of their time in the rainforest canopy where they feed primarily on fruit from vines, shrubs, figs and palms. The species is generally nomadic following the availability of food across their range.

Rose-crowned Fruit-doves are not yet resident at On The Perch, but our team has been contributing to the conservation of this species through population surveys in the wild. We hope to be able to contribute to the captive breeding of this species soon.