Birds of Colombia

    COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)  
Genus: Patagioenas (9 species, 17 worldwide)


Pale-vented Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)
Madre de Dios, Peru  
   
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Normally a lowland 'tierra caliente' species. Note pale vent and red eye.

Bare-eyed Pigeon
Bare-eyed Pigeon (Patagioenas corensis)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Band-tailed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A flighty pigeon usually found in groups and perched high. Found in virtually every mountain range in the Americas.

Dusky Pigeon
Dusky Pigeon (Patagioenas goodsoni)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-crowned Pigeon
White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala) Near Threatened
 
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found around the Caribbean, and dependent on a specific habitat that includes poisonwood berries.

Short-billed Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas nigrirostris)
Costa RIca  
   
Photograph by Andy Reago     Copyright and usage info


Plumbeous Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea bogotensis)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Scaled Pigeon
Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa)
Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Scaled Pigeon
Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa)
RN La Planada, Putumayo, Colombia
  Male and female are slightly different but unmistakable.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Ruddy Pigeon
Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea) Vulnerable
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia
  The berlepschi race on the pacific coast is more uniform and less purple that others.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note four note call.


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