- Patagioenas nigrirostris
- Reddish-purple plumage, browner on the belly
- Olive-brown upperparts
- Tail and primary flight feathers are darker olive-brown than the rest of the bird
- Black bill
- Reddish-purple legs and eyes
Female: slightly duller and browner than the male
- Greyish brown head, neck and breast
- Cinnamon scaling on the head and upperparts.
Central and South America:
Central America: south-eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: north-western Colombia
This is a monotypic species.
American members of what used to be genus Columba are now in genus Patagioenas.
Lowland rainforests; canopy and semi-open woodland.
A single white egg is laid into a basic platform nest formed from twigs and placed 5-30 m up in a tree or amongst vines.
The diet includes mistletoe, fruits and berries, or small invertebrates.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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