Gray-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps



Distinguishing Characteristics

25.5 - 28 cm. 139 - 205 g. Eyes yellowish, eye-ring dark reddish. Crown and nape blue-gray. Face vinaceous gray. Bill blackish. Throat whitish. Chest pale vinaceous, becoming white on belly and feathers that cover undertail. Upperparts, including feathers

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-chested Dove (Leptotila cassini); is darker with warm brown on crown and nape, and vinaceous on belly.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

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