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Mariana Fruit Dove

This endangered bird lives on the Northern Mariana islands in the Pacific Ocean. One of the major threats to this species is the introduced brown tree snake. Houston Zoo staff are working to help save this bird in the wild!

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Ptilinopus roseicapilla

Range

Forests of the Northern Mariana Islands

Location in the Zoo

Tropical Bird House

Cool Animal Fact

Culturally, the Mariana fruit dove is a very important symbol of the region. This species is the official bird of the Northern Mariana Islands.