Mystery bird: orange dove, Chrysoenas victor

Adult male orange dove, Ptilinopus victor (formerly; Chrysoenas victor), also known as the orange fruit-dove or (more appropriately) as the flame dove, photographed at Taveuni Island, the Fiji archipelago, South Pacific Ocean.
Image: Kevin Sharp [velociraptorize].
Question: This gorgeous Fijian mystery bird is so intensely coloured that it'll make your eyeballs bleed. Okay, maybe not. This lovely and distinctive bird is an endemic of the Fiji archipelago and so many of you have never seen it, but I still think you can (at least) name this bird's taxonomic family.
Response: This is an adult... read more

 
2 April 2011 in Science &Technology, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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