Peruvian Pigeon Patagioenas oenops

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Listed as Vulnerable according to IUCN threat criteria, the Peruvian Pigeon is largely confined to a relatively small region of northern Peru, principally in the upper Marañón Valley, although there are also recent sight records from southern Ecuador. It is a medium-sized, grey-and-rufous pigeon, with purplish-brown underparts, chestnut inner wing coverts, and a blackish tail. The Peruvian Pigeon is an inhabitant of riparian woodland and adjacent dry forest on steep valley slopes, mainly at 850 to 2400 m, but it has also been recorded mango orchards. It appears to make limited seasonal elevational movements, but in general the species’ ecology is very poorly known, with virtually no data on feeding or breeding.

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Recommended Citation

Peruvian Pigeon (Patagioenas oenops), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: