Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon Otidiphaps insularis


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Further resources

Link to species profile on Search for Lost Birds website

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Otidiphaps insularis. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.