The Luzon bleeding heart dove is found within three islands that are in the Northern Philippines. One of these islands is Luzon. The Luzon bleeding heart dove also gets its unusual name from the splash of vivid red on the white breasts which resemble a bleeding heart.
These doves are shy and quiet. They rarely leave the ground and, when they do, it is for nesting purposes.
Diet - Herbivore
Luzon bleeding heart doves eat fruit, seeds, berries, insects, grubs and other invertebrates.
The average Luzon bleeding heart dove is up to 25 centimetres long and can weigh up to 200 grams.
Luzon bleeding heart doves are found in forests and plantations on the central and southern parts of the island of Luzon, as well as Polillo Island in the Philippines.
The IUCN believes the doves may be under threat from extinction in the near future. The species is listed under Appendix II of CITES.
The destruction of their habitat is one major cause for the decline in this dove population. They are also trapped for meat and the pet trade.
It is unknown how many Luzon bleeding heart doves are still in the wild.
Luzon bleeding heart doves are managed under an ESB. There are 200 doves living in zoos around the world.