Alternative name: Long-Toed Pigeon, Madeira Laurel-pigeon
- Columba trocaz
38–40 cm (15-15¾ in)
- Grey overall plumage
- Pink breast
- Silvery neck patch
- Red toes
- White tail stripe
- Red bill
Female is smaller than the male but not easily distinguished in the field.
Mountain laurel forests, often in the clouds.
They nest in caves (sometimes trees or amongst the heath); their clutch contains 1 or 2 white eggs. Both sexes incubate the egg and feed the young.
The diet consists mostly of fruit, particularly laurel berries, leaves and grain; they also feed on cabbages.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Madeira Birds
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Trocaz Pigeon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Trocaz_Pigeon