Although they’re small, Kuluvotu, or Many-colored Fruit Doves (Ptilinopus perousii), are gregarious and aggressive. They feed in small flocks of up to twenty birds, and tend to dominate the forest canopy. But in the presence of human observers, Kuluvotu are timid, and when alarmed, they remain motionless. They are rarely encountered away from mature forest, but may be found in isolated stands of favoured fruiting trees. Kuluvotu are particularly fond of figs, and are attracted to forests or forest remnants with a lot of these.
“Forests and Biodiversity – Too precious to lose!” is the theme of the upcoming International Day of Forests on March 21. Each day until then, we’ll be sharing information about a different bird highlighted in our special edition playing cards. We hope you enjoy learning more about the precious diversity you can find right here in our Fijian forests! #IntlForestDay #IDOF2020