An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Pigeons and Doves  

Pigeons and doves are one of the 40 orders of birds, and are found worldwide.


Bare-eyed Pigeon
Bare-eyed Pigeon (Patagioenas corensis)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
A species of the deserts of north South America.

Scaled Dove
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia

White-throated Quail-Dove
White-throated Quail-Dove (Zentrygon frenata)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador
Quail-doves are very large doves, larger than city pigeons, and are found inside the forest.

Black-winged Ground Dove
Black-winged Ground Dove (Metriopelia melanoptera)
Colca Canyon, Peru
A Ground Dove from the dry areas of west Peru.

Rock Dove
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
The Rock Dove, or common city pigeon, is found in the cities of tropical America.


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