Living Bird Magazine
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephala
- ORDER: Columbiformes
- FAMILY: Columbidae
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.More ID Info
- Paloma Coronita (Spanish)
- Pigeon à couronne blanche (French)
- Cool Facts
- The White-crowned Pigeon nests and forages in two distinct habitats: islands and forests supporting fruiting trees. Daily flights between the two habitats are sometimes longer than 30 miles (50 km).
- The ground speed of the White-crowned Pigeon in flight has not been formally documented, but is said to easily outpace a fast motorboat.
- The oldest recorded White-crowned Pigeon was at least 14 years, 5 months.