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Picazuro Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by silvia.vitale
Location: Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Patagioenas picazuro


Overall purplish-brown plumage with dashes on the back of its neck and darker wing patterns with a narrow white edge along wing coverts. Notice the scaling on the side of the neck. Red feet.

Similar Species


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.


This species has previously been placed in genus Columba.


  • P. p. marginalis:
  • North-Eastern Brazil (Piauí, Bahia and Goiás)
  • P. p. picazuro:


Woodland and forest to agricultural land.



Diet includes seeds and grain; they are ground feeders.[2]


They build a nest from sticks and one egg is laid. Both parents incubate the egg. Once the egg has hatched, the chick is fed on crop milk and then regurgitated seeds.[2]


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Wikipedia

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