Mariana Fruit-Dove

Ptilinopus roseicapilla

ML106601331



eBird Checklist S46999259
Birding East Saipan
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
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Latitude and Longitude 15.255, 145.7818 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

I didn't expect to see the bird remain in place but its head turned completely around looking at me. I sent the picture to Gary Wiles and Doug Pratt, and said, "Not photoshopped." Gary said, "A very nice photo and is especially unique with the head twisted like that. I don't think birds can twist their heads any more than that in either direction! Doug replied, "Most birds can turn their heads much further than mammals can. This is a beautiful capture of a behavior not often seen."

Technical Information

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