Gray-chested Dove Leptotila cassinii

Sections

Breeding

Monogamous. Only defend the next territory to their nests by tapping of their wings. The male performs courtship displays to attract the attention of females; tilting the head and expanding the feathers of the neck and chest while they whisper. The materi

The nests are large and slightly concave platforms of fine twigs whose diameter is 12 cm. The clutch size is 2 white eggs, which measure between 28.6 - 29 mm long and 21.4 - 22 mm wide. The incubation period is 14 days.

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