Alternative names: White-faced Dove; Yungas Dove
- Leptotila megalura
29-32 cm. Very similar to White-tipped Dove.
- Darker and more ruddy upperparts than White-tipped Dove
- White feathers surrounding eye
- Upper mantle and hindneck suffused with purple gloss (bronze in White-tipped dove)
- Less pronounced tail graduation and narrower white terminal bar
- Central tail feathers browner and less grey
- Less extensive rufous on underwing, becoming drab grey at rear edge
Sexes similar, juveniles duller and with wing-coverts slightly scaled in appearance.
Andes of Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija) and northwest Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, TucumÃ¡n, La Rioja).
Uncommon in most of its range. Poorly known and probably sometimes confused with White-tipped Dove.
Andes in N, E & S Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, TucumÃ¡n, La Rioja).
This is a monotypic species.
Birds from the southern population are sometimes separated as distinctive subspecies, saturata.
Moist montanes including coppice, alder woods and second growth. Sometimes in cultivated areas.
Occurs from 900 to 2800 m.
No information. Usually seen foraging singly or in small groups.
Poorly known. Nests in trees and bushes. Lays 2 eggs.
Presumably a sedentary species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
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