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Merlin Bird ID

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    White-crowned Pigeon Identification

    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.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 13.0-13.8 in (33-35 cm)
      • Weight: 7.8-9.9 oz (220-280 g)
      • Wingspan: 23.2 in (59 cm)