Gray-chested Dove Leptotila cassinii

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Appearance

Distinguishing Characteristics

25.5 - 28.0 cm. 132 - 179 g. Eyes yellowish, eye-ring dark reddish. Forehead pale gray. Crown and nape warm brown. Throat whitish. Bill blackish. Face, neck, chest and flanks vinaceous gray, becoming vinaceous on belly; whitish only on feathers that cover

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.

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Recommended Citation

Gray-chested Dove (Leptotila cassinii), 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/grcdov1