12 December, 2010

Red-billed Pigeon

Scientific Name: Patagioenas flavirostris

Population Estimate: 2M

Range / Habitat: Tropical and subtropical forest up to 1800m. Found on both slopes of Mexico, the Yucatan and down into Costa Rica.

Field Notes: Large, arboreal pigeon with pale bill on red base. Purplish head, neck and chest with slaty flanks, belly and undertail coverts. Tail dark grey.

Personal Notes: Seen at Chaa Creek Resort, Belize.

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