This coming weekend, I will be serving as Maid-of-Honor to my best friend Ashley and her very-soon-to-be husband Jason. I am both humbled and honored to be participating in their wedding and could not be more thrilled to witness the union of these two very important people in my life. As most of you know, the dove is often included as a nuptial symbol signifying love, peace and happiness. However, rather than highlighting the ‘typical’ wedding dove, I introduce you to one of the most beautiful doves in the world: the Orange Fruit Dove.
Common Name: Orange Fruit Dove; Flame Dove
Latin Name: Ptilinopus victor
Range: Fiji (Islands of Vanua Levu, Rabi, Kioa, Qamea, Laucala, and Taveuni)
Diet: Wild fruit, berries, and occasionally insects.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Wishing you a colorful lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure!