Superb Fruit-dove

Superb Fruit-dove are a small, colourful rainforest pigeon. The species is threatened by changes in the extent and condition of rainforest habitats, and the removal of key feed resources.

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.

You can find this species in our Asia-Pacific Walk-in aviary.


Ptilinopus superbus


Rainforest and Closed Forests


Occurs along the coast and ranges extending from Cape York in the north, to south of Sydney and occasionally as far as the NSW Sapphire Coast.

Conservation Status

Listed as Vulnerable under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.