Wompoo Fruit-Dove

Habitat: Rainforest


The most favoured habitat of the Wompoo Fruit-Dove is rainforest, and birds are rarely seen in other areas.



Wompoo Fruit-Dove do not travel large distances but move around in small, localised areas in search of fruit-bearing trees.


Wompoo Fruit-Doves feed on a variety of rainforest fruits. The fruits are eaten whole and may be quite large in size. The birds are hard to see when feeding, and are best located by their calls or the sound of falling fruit. They may form large feeding flocks where food is plentiful, and the birds acrobatically pluck the fruit from trees and vines high up in the canopy area.


In the north of the Wompoo Fruit-Dove’s range the breeding season may vary in response to suitable weather conditions. Both sexes share the construction of the twig nest, which may be placed quite low down in a tree. A white egg is laid, and both sexes share the incubation and care of the chick. Only one chick is raised in a season, but birds may breed a second time if the first attempt fails.