Fruit pigeon

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(Zool.) one of numerous species of pigeons of the family Carpophagidæ, inhabiting India, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon fruit. and are noted for their beautiful colors.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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TOTTOT a fruit pigeon from the Pacific island of Guam, named for its cry.
Crome FHJ (1975) The ecology of fruit pigeons in tropical northern Queensland.
Although tarsi of most pigeon species are devoid of feathers, those in fruit pigeons of the genus Ptilinopus are heavily feathered, as are the tarsi in the closely related Cloven Feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) of New Caledonia.