Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis

  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Kayleigh Chalkowski

Priorities for Future Research

Although Pale-vented Pigeon is very widely distributed and is very common across its range, some aspects of its natural history are very poorly known. There is no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, territoriality and population density, and sexual behavior. There also is very little information regarding the reproductive biology of Pale-vented Pigeon, other than descriptions of the nest and eggs. Even the diet of this species is not known in much detail.

Recommended Citation

Chalkowski, K. (2013). Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.