Definition of fruit pigeon in English:

fruit pigeon

Line breaks: fruit pi¦geon

noun

A fruit-eating pigeon occurring in the Old World tropics. Compare with fruit dove.
  • a relative of the imperial pigeons occurring in New Guinea (genus Ducula, family Columbidae).a green pigeon occurring in Africa (genus Treron, family Columbidae).
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our pigeons don't have those pigments in their feathers, however some fruit pigeons and parrots do.

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