French: Pigeon jounud German: Nacktaugentaube Spanish: Paloma aliblanca
Other common names:
Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela, as well as nearby islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Margarita and Blanquilla.
Male 32–37 cm, female 30–34·5 cm; c. 274 g. Head, neck and breast mauve-pink; blue-grey tinge on top of head; chin, ventral regions and undertail-coverts... read more
Song is a rhythmic series of coos, typically starting with a hoarse monotonous single note followed... read more
Generally found in arid lowlands, but may ascend to as high as 400 m in both Colombia and Venezuela... read more
Food and feeding
Takes various seeds and fruits, peas of various legumes, pods of acacia, dividivi, tamarind, fleshy fruits of bellissima (Antigonon... read more
Breeding appears to be triggered by rain; nests with eggs or young recorded in Jan, Mar and Apr on Curaçao and Bonaire. Nest is a... read more
Sedentary, but numbers may fluctuate locally in response to rainfall. Small flocks regularly cross... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Heavily hunted and therefore shy and timid, but appears to be relatively secure. In Colombia, common in arid brush and scrub of Guajira, and fairly... read more
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