Gray-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps

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Breeding

Monogamous. Only defend the nearby 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 mate

The nests are large and slightly concave platforms of fine twigs. The clutch size is 2 eggs. The incubation period is 14 days.

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gyhdov1