Dusky Pigeon Patagioenas goodsoni

  • © Roger Ahlman

Part of the Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea) species-group, which also comprises the Short-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas nigrirostris) and the Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea), the Dusky Pigeon is, like the other three species, sometimes placed in the genus Oenoenas. The Dusky Pigeon is a Chocó bioregion endemic, being found solely in the lowlands of western Colombia to northwest Ecuador, where it inhabits forested areas below c.1500 m. Its plumage is closest to that of the allopatric Short-billed Pigeon, but it overlaps in range extensively only with the Ruddy Pigeon, which has paler brown upperparts and a much pinker and brighter head and underparts. Despite being reasonably common locally, virtually nothing has been reported in the literature concerning the Dusky Pigeon’s life history.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Dusky Pigeon (Patagioenas goodsoni), 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/duspig2