A beautiful but unfortunately deceased Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu), a near threatened (IUCN conservation status) mangrove/rain forest species, but inexplicably found dead at the void deck of HDB estate. (Investigators suspect suicide but are not ruling out fowl play). Spotted by Veron Pwa at her void deck

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An undergrad reported this dead male Jambu Fruit Dove , listed as near-threatened by the IUCN, today. The bird was found at the base of an apartment block with no apparent external injuries and no signs of head trauma, except that the neck felt unusually loose. Will have to dissect the bird to determine cause of death.

Source: David Tan, on Dead Birds Facebook Group

This morning I picked up the body of a juvenile Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu) from the United World College Southeast Asia Dover campus. As far as pigeons go this is one of the most beautiful in Singapore, and one of the more elusive migrants to find. Although the primary cause of death is likely to be the highly reflective glass on the second floor of the biology building, additional secondary injuries on the neck and breast suggest that it may have been attacked by a predator such as a goshawk (Accipiter sp.) as well.

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The NUS Kent Ridge campus serves as a hotspot for migrating birds, but not all of them make it through alive.

This female Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu), for instance, died today after flying into a glass door at the NUS Computer Centre. It’s since been taken back to the Avian Evolution lab for DNA sampling and preservation.

Source: David Tan Instagram