- Columba argentina
Alternative name: Silvery Wood Pigeon
37cm. Pale silvery grey plumage, black flight feathers, black tipped tails, conspicuous dark red or purplish eye-wattles and eyes, dusky purple with a pale apple-green tipped bill, bluish-grey, mottled with varying amounts of red feet.
This is a monotypic species.
Mangrove forests and woodlands in offshore islands.
The diet includes fruit.
It builds a flimsy stick nest in trees and lays a single white egg, which has a chalky, not glossy shell.
- Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
- Thread in the Birdforum Id forum discussing the id of the bird photographed in Indonesia, October 2008
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Silvery Pigeon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Silvery_Pigeon