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White-crowned Pigeon

Patagioenas leucocephala ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES FAMILY: COLUMBIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

A resident of islands and coastlines in the Caribbean, the White-crowned Pigeon reaches the northern limits of its range in south Florida. It feeds almost entirely on fruits of hardwood trees.

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Appearance

Dovelike
Dovelike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large pigeon.
  • Slate gray overall.
  • White cap on top of head, extending down to eye level.
  • Iridescent green feathers on back of neck.

Immature Description

Juvenile lacks white cap; forehead is brownish white. Plumage is mostly gray, with pale edging on feathers of breast and upperparts. Eyes dusky.

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  • Adult

    White-crowned Pigeon

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Key West, Florida, April 2000

Similar Species

  • Rock Pigeon can be all dark, but will have grayish underwings and no white cap.