Band-tailed Pigeons are large, stocky pigeons with small heads, long, rounded tails, and thick-based, pointed wings.
Slightly larger than a Rock Pigeon; smaller than an American Crow.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
Large pigeon with grayish upperparts and purplish gray underparts. White crescent on back of neck and pale tip to tail are distinctive.
Large pigeon with small head and long tail. Young birds lack the white crescent on the neck and have light scalloping on the back.
Note the white band and iridescent green scaly-looking feathers on the back of the neck.
Large pigeon with thick-based, pointed wings. In flight, look for the light band at the end of the tail.
A relatively quiet pigeon of oak woodlands and evergreen forests.
Travels in large groups of dozens to hundreds of individuals. This video has no audio.
Adults have delicate pink-purple underparts, visible at close range. Bill is yellow with a dark tip. Sometimes visits feeders for seeds.
Unobtrusive woodland pigeon that feeds on seeds, fruits, and nuts.
Often found in flocks; forages in trees for many kinds of fruits and nuts including berries, acorns, and pine nuts.
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