Birds of Colombia

    COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)  
Genus: Leptotila (7 species, 11 worldwide)

Genus Leptotila are large doves which search for food on the ground.


Grey-chested Dove
Grey-chested Dove (Leptotila cassinii)
Costa Rica
  Note light eye and orange on back of head. Found on tropical forest floor.
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Shy and uncommon. Normally seen inside the forest, usually on the ground.

Tolima Dove
Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri) ENDEMIC
Huila, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note white eye and limited range. More colorful than similar doves.

Caribbean Dove
Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis neoxena)
Isla San Andres, Colombia
  Found on Isla San Andres. Some birds and/or races have a rufous to wine colored nape.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Pallid Dove
Pallid Dove (Leptotila pallida)
Ecuador
  Note light colored eye, white front, black bill and brown back.
   
Photograph by Brendan Ryan     Copyright and usage info


Grey-headed Dove
Grey-headed Dove (Leptotila plumbeiceps plumbeiceps)
Hotel Tinamu, Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Grey-fronted Dove
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla rufaxilla)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Normally seen inside the forest, usually on the ground.

White-tipped Dove
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi verreauxi)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally common and usually seen walking on the ground.


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