Treroninae

Treroninae

[trə′rän·ə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The fruit pigeons, a subfamily of the avian family Columbidae distinguished by the gaudy coloration of the feathers.
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Although Darwin (1868:171) himself did not find any marked color dimorphism in pigeon species; he cites a personal communication from Alfred Russel Wallace who noted that sexes of various fruit dove species (Treroninae) "often differ considerably in color." The Black-backed Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus cinctus) is not color dimorphic between the sexes.