Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis



Distinguishing Characteristics

29 - 31.5 cm. 117 - 190 g. Eyes yellowish, eye-ring dark reddish. Hindcrown and nape blue-gray. Sides of neck iridescent rose pink. Face whitish. Bill blackish. Chest pale grayish vinaceous, becoming white on belly and feathers that cover undertail. Upper

Similar Species

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi); has head vinaceous gray with paler forehead; chest and flanks pale vinaceous gray becoming white on belly. Gray-headed Dove (Leptotila plumbeiceps) has crown and nape gray-blue, belly whitish.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: