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Plumbeous Pigeon

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Photo by Juan J. CulassoItatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2007
Photo by Juan J. Culasso
Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2007
Patagioenas plumbea


[edit] Identification

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.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America:
'Central America: found only in Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

Plumbeous Pigeon has previously been placed in genus Columba.

[edit] Subspecies

Six subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. p. chapmani:
  • P. p. bogotensis:
  • P. p. pallescens:
  • P. p. wallacei:
  • Guianas (and maybe easternmost Venezuela) and central Amazonian Brazil, north of the Amazon west to the Rio Negro
  • P. p. baeri:
  • Central Brazil (Goiás and north-western Minas Gerais)
  • P. p. plumbea:

bogotensis was formerly included in Ruddy Pigeon.

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland and montane forests.

[edit] Behaviour

Usually is found in the canopy.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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