Tanna Fruit Dove
Ptilinopus tannensis

Range and population
Ptilinopus tannensis is endemic to Vanuatu where it occurs on most islands. In Loru Protected Area on Espirito Santo, its population density was estimated to be 100-400 birds per km21 but it is less common elsewhere, especially in the southern islands3. It inhabits lowland forest, usually to 500 m but is occasionally recorded to 1,500 m, and is less common in semi-deciduous and degraded forest types2,3. All lowland forests in Vanuatu are threatened by commercial logging and it is therefore inferred to be declining.

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