- Patagioenas maculosa
32â€“33 cm (12Â˝-13 in)
- Purplish-pink forehead, crown, nape, hindneck and breast
- Grey head and underparts with pinkish tinge
- Pale grey bill without red
C. m. albipennis, found in Peru and Bolivia has less noticeable spotting and a conspicuous white band across the wing.
It is distributed from central Peru to south-east Brazil and south to central Argentina and Chile.
Spot-winged Pigeon has previously been placed in genus Columba.
Two subspecies are recognized:
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.
They feed mainly on seeds and is regarded as a pest in Argentina where it attacks sunflower crops.
- 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/
- 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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