23 May, 2011

Band-tailed Pigeon

Scientific Name: Patagioenas fasciata

Population Estimate: 4M

Range / Habitat: Montane moist forest from British Columbia, down through the Rockies, Mexico and Central America and into South America.

Field Notes: Large grey pigeon with white band on nape, short yellow bill, and yellow legs which make it distinctive. Named for white terminal band on tail.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Lodge, Costa Rica

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