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