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Spot-winged Pigeon

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Subspecies albipennisPhoto © by Stanley JonesOndores, JunĂ­n, Peru, August 2017
Subspecies albipennis
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Ondores, JunĂ­n, Peru, August 2017
Patagioenas maculosa

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[edit] Identification

32–33 cm (12½-13 in)

  • Purplish-pink forehead, crown, nape, hindneck and breast
  • Grey head and underparts with pinkish tinge
  • Pale grey bill without red

[edit] Subspecies

C. m. albipennis, found in Peru and Bolivia has less noticeable spotting and a conspicuous white band across the wing.

[edit] Distribution

Subspecies maculosaPhoto © by Fritz73Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Subspecies maculosa
Photo © by Fritz73
Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is distributed from central Peru to south-east Brazil and south to central Argentina and Chile.

[edit] Taxonomy

Spot-winged Pigeon has previously been placed in genus Columba.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • P. m. albipennis:
  • P. m. maculosa:

[edit] Habitat

Subspecies maculosaPhoto © by Stanley JonesEl 44 Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, CĂłrdoba Province, Argentina, October 2019
Subspecies maculosa
Photo © by Stanley Jones
El 44 Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, CĂłrdoba Province, Argentina, October 2019

Dry semi-open habitat and agricultural land.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They feed mainly on seeds and is regarded as a pest in Argentina where it attacks sunflower crops.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., Kirwan, G.M., Boesman, P. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2019). Spot-winged Pigeon (Patagioenas maculosa). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54131 on 2 December 2019).

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