Fruit Doves are a diverse and colourful genus of fruit-eating, forest-dwelling doves/pigeons from southeast Asia and Australasia. The male is often more colourful than the female. For the Black-naped (Black-headed) Fruit Dove, only the male has a black nape; the female is mostly green. They come from the southern Philippines, Java, Bali and some Malaysian islands.
This hen-pecked individual illustrates the male Black-naped Fruit Dove with his black nape, a white head, yellow chin and lower belly and a red vent.
The pretty green culprit of the hen-pecking is mostly green with black wingtips.
Like Imperial Pigeons, the smaller Fruit Doves digest the fruit but pass the seeds undamaged to disperse and regenerate their food plant.