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Patagioenas speciosa


Photo by Stanley Jones
Near Aguas Verdes, San Martín, Peru, January 2017

Male 28–34 cm (11-13½ in), female 28–32 cm (11-12½ in).

  • Purplish or reddish-brown head
  • Blackish neck with white subterminal spots
  • White lower underparts, feathers edged with purple
  • Red eyering and legs
  • White tipped red bill

The female is dull dark brown


Southern Mexico to Ecuador, southern Brazil, northern Argentina, and Trinidad.


This is a monotypic species[1].

It has previously been placed in genus Columba.


Humid evergreen and semi-deciduous forest. Forest edges and cleaarings.



They build a stick, concave platform nest in a tree between 45-60cm above the ground. The clutch consists of two white eggs.


Their diet consists of small forest fruits taken from tall trees.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)
  4. Wikipedia

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