Ptilinopus superbus 22-24 cm
Superb fruit doves are common in mature forest around Kuranda Range area and they begin to use the restored areas within 10-12 years. The occasional presence of this species in the two young blocks (Mantaka and Wha Hae) reflects some old growth remnants there, which contain quandong, figs and laurels (their preferred tree). However, the monthly observations are beginning to detect them in Myola 4 at Year 5 coinciding with quandong fruiting.
Interestingly another less common fruit dove, the rose-crowned, was detected only in old growth forest at Stoney Creek Road.