Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)

Order: Columbiformes | Family: Columbidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~29.2 cm (11.5 cm). The Pale-vented Pigeon is mostly brick-red with a gray head and reddish cap. The iris and orbital skin are red. The bill is black. The tail is gray with a broad pale terminal band. It shows gray on the wings. It is similar to the Peruvian Pigeon but is distinguished by having a black bill, red iris, and a pale band on the tail. Also, see Ruddy Pigeon.

Status: The Pale-vented Pigeon is fairly common mostly along the edges of bodies of water. It is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Paloma Colorada.

Sub-species: Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis sylvestris), Vieillot 1818.

Meaning of Name: Patagioenas: Gr. Patageö= noise, noisy and Oinas= dove. cayennensis: referring to Cayenne in French Guiana.

See more of the Family Columbidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.