Birda Logo

Orange-bellied Fruit Dove

Ptilinopus iozonus

The Orange-bellied Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus iozonus, is a diminutive pigeon, measuring a mere 21 centimeters from beak to tail. Its plumage is predominantly green, setting off a striking orange patch on its lower breast and belly. A delicate lilac patch adorns the shoulder, while pale yellow graces the undertail coverts. The tail is finished with a subtle grey band.

Identification Tips

When observing this species, look for the distinctive orange belly which is a key identifier. The small lilac shoulder patch and the pale yellow undertail coverts are also characteristic. The grey terminal band on the tail can be seen when the bird is in flight or when the tail is fanned.


The Orange-bellied Fruit Dove is a denizen of lowland rainforests, secondary forests, and mangroves. It thrives in the lush, verdant landscapes of New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and the western Papuan islands.


This species has a geographical range that includes New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and the western Papuan islands. It has also been recorded in Boigu Island, which is part of Queensland, Australia, in the northern Torres Strait.



The diet of the Orange-bellied Fruit Dove consists mainly of fruit from forest trees, with a particular fondness for figs. This dietary preference has them flitting through the forest canopy in search of ripe offerings.


Breeding behavior for this species involves laying a single egg. The nest is a simple platform constructed from small sticks, placed high in the forest trees, providing a lofty cradle for the next generation.

Conservation status

The Orange-bellied Fruit Dove is currently listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. This status indicates that, at present, the species does not face an immediate threat of extinction in the wild.

App logo
Birda is a birdwatching app and community aimed at curious people who want to deepen their connection with nature.

More Pigeons, Doves

A photo of a Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)

Nicobar Pigeon

Caloenas nicobarica
Birda Logo

Your birdwatching journey like never before

Connect with nature in minutes
Take a walk, look out of the window and log the birds that you see. Feel good about those little connections to nature.
Discover the joy of birding
Find new birding spots, see more birds, share and celebrate with a like-minded community of nature lovers.
Play your part in saving nature
Logging your birding sightings and sessions turns into positive action for our planet. Every sighting counts.

Birda Blog

What Our Birders Say
Birda fan
I really enjoy using Birda, all sightings are recorded and photos can be added. There are monthly challenges which help to get you out to record your sightings. The Birda community are great and are happy to help with unidentified bird sightings. Suitable for all ages and experience!
A mordern game changer
Birda is an awesome app, its updated the world of birding to the modern day with a fun and easy to use app. It’s engaging and allows positive interaction with fellow bird lovers!
A Friendly Place
I love using the bird app, I have a pretty good knowledge of birds. But I do have some gaps in it, so it’s nice to have a safe space to check on a sighting to confirm the species. It’s really enjoyable and I love the badges you can collect. It’s like a real life Pokémon go.
Amylia S
Best app for any birding person!
I love this app!! I am so addicted to it when I saw it had 3 star review I was so sad! The app is awesome!! The best app for any birding person! ❤️
Wonderful App
Birda is my go to app for keeping records of my bird sightings and sessions. It has fantastic information which is great at aiding identification. With all the updates that are coming in the new year, this app is something special.
We've been waiting for an App like this
Excellent! We've been waiting for an app like this! Thank you! It would be nice if you could assign additional birds to sessions later!
The best bird logging app
Birda is honestly the best bird logging app I have seen. I love all the features it has from being able to do a session and log all the birds you see in one sitting, to being able to connect with other birders from all over the globe!
Great app for learning Birds
I’ve been using the app for a couple of months and love it....Someone said it’s like a real life Pokémon Go for birds. They’re not far off! It’s something that the family can do that gets you out and about. Well worth downloading no matter your age.
Mike T
Sense of Community
A great app, which is continually being improved. What really comes through is the passion of those behind the app. The sense of community is brilliant, so much help and support provided to new and/or in experienced birders.
Makes you want to spot birds more
I think this app is fun. It makes you want to spot birds more so I guess in a way it encourages you to get out and about instead of sitting in front of the TV.
As featured in
Connect with nature,
Find your flock
Download Birda - QR Code
© 2024 All rights reserved