White Crowned Pigeon

The adult is dark grey, with green iridescent lines along sides of neck and white bars on the nape, a brilliant white forehead and crown to the head, a white iris, and a pale-tipped red bill. Females are similar to the male but the crown of the females are a duller grey greyish-white colour. Juveniles are a less dark shade of grey, lack the nape pattern and white iris, and show only a few pale feathers on the crown.

Nests on mangrove islands and islets free from raccoon and human disturbance. A fruit eater, this species forages in tropical hardwood hammocks on poison-wood and other native fruit-bearing trees.

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