The Morphological and Qualitative Character the Color Bird Profileof Walik Sula (Ptilinopus mangoliensis)and Walik Tanah Ternate (Chalchophaps indica) for Conservation

Fatmona Sariffudin, Fuah Asnath Mariah, Sumantri Cece, Masyud Burhanuddin, Rukmiasih Rukmiasih

Abstract


Walik Sula (Ptilinopus mangoliensis) in Sula is called Puna Biasa or Punai because Puna bird (Treron aromaticus) is called Puna Giu by the local people. This bird has long been known by the people of North Maluku, it is a bird that belongs to Columbidae family, namely pigeons with small-to-medium body size.

Walik Sula of medium size (33-36 cm) is green with a relatively long tail. There is a small maroon patch in the throat and on the head with gray color and a horizontal black line. The neck and lower body until the lower abdomen is pale green. The abdomen up to the rump is yellow for the male. These birds are endemic in Indonesia with limited distribution in P. Sula Besi, P. Mangole and P. Taliabu in Nort Maluku. The aim of this research is to analyze the morphology of Sula Walik bird, namely the morphometric profile covering the body and feather colors. The research alsp showed that Walik Sula birds were larger in size with an average weight of 146 grams, compared to that of Walik Tanah Ternate, whivh was 96 grams. Morphologically, this difference has something to do with genetic and environmental factors.


Keywords


Walik Sula Bird; Walik Ternate Bird; Morphomertr.

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