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Short-billed Pigeon

From Opus

Patagioenas nigrirostris
Photo by Robert_ScanlonAchiote Road, Panama, January 2004
Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Achiote Road, Panama, January 2004

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[edit] Identification

26.5 cm

  • Reddish-purple plumage, browner on the belly
  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Tail and primary flight feathers are darker olive-brown than the rest of the bird
  • Black bill
  • Reddish-purple legs and eyes

Female: slightly duller and browner than the male
Juvenile

  • Greyish brown head, neck and breast
  • Cinnamon scaling on the head and upperparts.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America:
Central America: south-eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: north-western Colombia

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
American members of what used to be genus Columba are now in genus Patagioenas.

[edit] Habitat

Lowland rainforests; canopy and semi-open woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

A single white egg is laid into a basic platform nest formed from twigs and placed 5-30 m up in a tree or amongst vines.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes mistletoe, fruits and berries, or small invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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