Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Satipo, Junin

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~31 cm (12.2 in). The Plumbeous Pigeon is mostly gray. The iris is pale. The bill is black. The tail is solid gray. It is similar to the Ruddy Pigeon but is distinguished by having a pale iris, an overall gray coloration, and a relatively long tail. From a distance, its vocalization may be the most reliable way to identify this pigeon.

Status: The Plumbeous Pigeon is fairly common in the canopy and subcanopy of the mature Amazonian forest. It ranges up to 2300 m on the east slope of the Andes (subspecies Pallecens). It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Paloma Plomiza.

Sub-species: Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea bogotensis), Berlepsch and Leverkükn 1890. No Data.
(P. p. chapmani), Ridgway 1916. NW Ecuador to NW Peru.
(P. p. pallescens), E. Snethlage 1908. S tributaries of Amazon from R Purús to Pará, Brazil.

Meaning of Name: Patagioenas: Gr. Patageö= noise, noisy and Oinas= dove. plumbea: L. plumbea, plumbeus, plumbum= with leaden, dull gray, lead.

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Distribution Map
plumbeous pigeonVoice


    • 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.