Saturday, August 26, 2023

White-headed Fruit Dove

 Or.. Not sure!

Hello dear Blogger friends. I saw this beautiful dove in Spain during my holiday there in May. I cannot find any reference to this specific bird on Google. Having seen it in captivity (in a large butterfly enclosure in Malaga) I'm not even sure if it's endemic to that area.

However, being a striking looking bird, I decided to share it here and have also linked to Eileen's Saturday Critters, here



  1. google search says it is a black naped fruit dove. which means it is some type of fruit dove and I have never seen one like it. gorgeous with that green middle.

  2. Pretty Dove, ours are grey. Enjoy the weekend, Jo.

  3. It is indeed a striking bird - by whatever name we call it.

  4. Hello Jo,
    It is a striking bird, the white head and green body really stand out. Beautiful bird and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  5. Hello Jo. I have never come across a White-headed Dove like the one you picture. I know there are a number of similar species but none of them are residents of Iberia. I guess your bird is an escape from captivity.

  6. It really is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it even in my bird books! WOW!


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