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Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis

Sections

Behavior

Behavior

Forage in open areas. Its bill, small and soft at the base, is well adapted to collect seeds from the ground or remove fruits and nuts from trees or shrubs. They store their food in their craw and then it is macerated in the gizzard with help of stones. T

Social and interspecific behavior

It is a species that is often seen in pairs or alone. When alarmed, usually bow head and slowly jerk tail.

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/cardov1