One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fruit-eating pigeon occurring in the Old World tropics.
a relative of the imperial pigeons occurring in New Guinea (genus Ducula, family Columbidae).
a green pigeon occurring in Africa (genus Treron, family Columbidae).Compare with fruit dove
- ‘Scores of sleek, black mynas, an assortment of tubby, green fruit pigeons, a few tiny parrots hanging upside-down and a legion of stately red-knobbed hornbills pummel me with discarded bits of cherry red figs.’
- ‘The so-called fruit pigeons as a general rule do not breed as prolifically as the seed eating species.’
- ‘It was not smugglers, but fruit pigeons who scattered the unsoaked seeds on other islands.’
- ‘Our pigeons don't have those pigments in their feathers, however some fruit pigeons and parrots do.’
- ‘Two radiations that come to mind as ideal subjects of comparative studies because they are diverse and include nonfrugivorous sister groups are the fruit pigeons and the New World trogons.’
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