Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Song is a distinctive, descending hoooo note lasting about a second in duration. The song is monotonously repeated every 7-8 seconds, sometimes going for hours with very few interruptions during the breeding season. It is believed that only males call. Song is loud and audible for at least 100 meters. Due to topography of Grenada Dove habitat, calling males from the hillsides can be heard in valleys, from outside of dove habitat.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported

Recommended Citation

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