Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro

  • © Marcos Amend

The Picazuro Pigeon is a resident of gallery forest and grassland from central Brazil to Argentina.  A large, handsomely colored pigeon, the Pizcuro Pigeon has a pinkish purple head, nape and breast, bluish gray flanks and tail coverts, shiny black scaled feathers on the neck, and white bands on the wings.  The foraging habits of this pigeon are poorly known, but the diet includes seeds, buds, berries, leaves and some insects. A study in Mato Grosso, Brazil found that Picazuro Pigeons migrate seasonally to the Paraguayan Chaco where flocks of 200 or more individuals were encountered.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro), 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/picpig2