|Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas
(aka Columba picazuro)
Brazilian name: Pombão
The Picazuro Pigeon is distributed from north-east Brazil to Bolivia and south-central Argentina. It is found in a variety of habitats from woodland and gallery forest to caatinga and agricultural land.
|It has a white band on the
wing which is conspicuous in flight and reminiscent of the
Common Woodpigeon of Europe. It shows pale edging on
the wing-coverts and the back of the neck has a purplish scaled
Jobling tells us that the name Picazuro comes from the Güaraní name for "sour pigeon", from the taste of the flesh after it has eaten certain fruits.
|There are recordings on
xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information
available via Avibase. There is also a page with excellent
photos on Wikiaves.
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