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A large (31cm.) pigeon with uniform grayish-purple plumage, slightly darker back than underparts. Iris whitish in adults of most subspecies, but dark maroon in the nominate group. Pink legs.
Plumbeous Pigeon has previously been placed in genus Columba.
Six subspecies are recognized:
bogotensis was formerly included in Ruddy Pigeon.
Moist lowland and montane forests.
Usually is found in the canopy.
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