Pigeon


The White Crowned Pigeon was photographed on the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea.

The White Crowned Pigeon was photographed on the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea.

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The White Crowned Pigeon is dark gray except for a white crown and beak tip, and with pink legs. It has a range of the West Indies, Southern Florida and the Keys, and locally in the Caribbean Islands, Belize, and Honduras. It has a habitat of mangroves and wooded islands. It feeds on mostly nuts and berries. This bird is very wary and usually stays hidden in treetops without giving clear views.

This pigeon may be referred to as a White Pigeon or Rock Dove.

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Select this link to see Rock Dove photos. White Pigeons may also be called Rock Doves.

Select this link to see Ringed Turtle Dove. White Pigeons are considered a mutation of the Ringed Turtle Dove, and or also referred to as Homing Pigeons.

Doves and Pigeons come from the same family, however there are many species of both and they come in a wide variety of colors and types (confusing?). The White Pigeon may be found all over the world.

Photo taken on St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA

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The typical Rock Dove is gray with a whitish rump, black wing bars, and a broad dark tal band. Domestic Rock Doves may have a wide range of color variants. It is world wide in domestication and can be found about cities, farms, cliffs, and bridges.