Band-tailed Pigeon Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Band-tailed Pigeons are large, stocky pigeons with small heads, long, rounded tails, and thick-based, pointed wings.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Rock Pigeon; smaller than an American Crow.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 13.0-15.8 in (33-40 cm)
      • Weight: 12.1-12.8 oz (342-364 g)