[order] COLUMBIFORMES | [family] Columbidae | [latin] Columba cayennensis | [UK] Pale-vented Pigeon | [FR] Pigeon rousset | [DE] | [ES] Paloma Colorada | [NL] Rosse Duif
|Genus||Species||subspecies||Breeding Range||Breeding Range 2||Non Breeding Range|
|Patagioenas||cayennensis||LA||s Mexico to n Argentina|
|Patagioenas||cayennensis||andersoni||se Colombia and e Ecuador to Venezuela and n Brazil|
|Patagioenas||cayennensis||pallidicrissa||se Mexico to n Colombia|
|Patagioenas||cayennensis||sylvestris||e Brazil and s Brazil to Paraguay and n Argentina|
|Patagioenas||cayennensis||tobagensis||Trinidad and Tobago Is.|
Adult males have a mainly dull purple head, breast and upperpart plumage, with copper glossing on the nape and a whitish throat. The lower back and tail are dark grey and the lower underparts are pale grey. The bill is black and the legs, iris and eyering are red. The female is similar, but duller than the male, and immatures are greyish-brown, very dull, and mainly greyish brown.
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Latin America : South Mexico to North Argentina
The Pale-vented Pigeon is common at forest edges, riverbanks, and other partially open areas with some trees
It builds a small twig nest in a small tree, and normally lays one white egg.
Pale-vented Pigeon feed mainly on small fruits, berries and seed. This is a fairly solitary bird, but may form small flocks at drinking areas.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary. But somewhat gregarious outside the breeding season in flocks of 10-15 birds.