Sunshine Coast Birds

Birding and other wildlife experiences from the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere in Australia - and from overseas - with scribblings about travel, environmental issues, kayaking, hiking and camping.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Superb Fruit-Dove and Fruit Pigeons of the Sunshine Coast

Superb Fruit-Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove and Wompoo Fruit-Dove were all seen today in a patch of rainforest behind Yandina on the Sunshine Coast. The Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove pictured was seen earlier on the Maroochy River.
This male Superb Fruit-Dove was distant but we (myself, Chris Corben, Gerry Richards and Lucy Richards) were able to get onto it finally. As usual, it was calling high up in the rainforest canopy and difficult to find.
Here is a nice image of the species, by Chris Todd.
 There were plenty of Wompoo Fruit-Doves about. All three fruit-doves could be heard calling simultaneously.
White-headed Pigeon is another rainforest pigeon that is about in good numbers around the Sunshine Coast.
This White-eared Monarch was seen today in the Yandina scrub.


  1. Yes Greg,there have been good numbers of SFD recently on the Blackall Range,cheers,Tim

  2. They are beautiful birds! I have seen the Rose-crowned Fruit Dove and the Wompoo Dove at Ravensbourne (Darling Downs)before - must look for the pictures! Great post.