Ptilinopus jambu (Jambu fruit dove)
- Dimensions: 70cm (width) / 100cm (height)
- Technique: Rembrandt soft pastel + Conté à Paris fixer
- Lightfastness: no less than ** (up to 100 years according to ASTM Standard D4303)
- Paper: Fabriano Accademia 200g + custom background
- Frame: minimalistic wooden frame with PVC glass included
The jambu fruit dove is a shy and inconspicuous bird, camouflaged against the forest canopy by its green plumage. It is usually seen alone or in pairs, but a sizable flock may gather when feeding at a fruit tree. It eats fruit directly from the tree, or from the ground if items have been dropped by hornbills or monkeys. Like other doves, but unlike most birds, it can drink by sucking.
Extensive deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia means that this dove is now threatened, although its ability to live in second growth and at higher elevation means that its situation is not as critical as that of some forest bird species. The jambu fruit dove is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.