Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis
(aka Columba cayennensis)
Pale-vented Pigeon, Manaus, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Brazil

The Pale-vented Pigeon is mainly a bird of forest borders and is usually to be seen perched fairly conspicuously on trees as in photo 1. Fortunately, it occasionally comes down to puddles to drink as in photos 2 to 4.

Pale-vented Pigeon, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image It is found from southern Mexico to northern Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Its grey head and rump contrast with the rusty red on its neck and shoulders. Its belly and undertail coverts are grey, its iris, eye-ring and legs are reddish.

Pale-vented Pigeon, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
Pale-vented Pigeon, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
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