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Plain Pigeon

Patagioenas inornata

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A large pale pigeon of woodlands and forest edges; often found perching high in trees. Its ruddy shoulders and unbanded tail readily separate it from the similar Ring-tailed Pigeon. When perched, note the white leading edge of the wing similar to a White-winged Dove, but Plain Pigeon has a smaller white leading edge and is considerably larger than a White-winged Dove. Scaly-naped and White-crowned Pigeons are much darker. Call is a soft, deep “HOOO-hoo-hoooo” and variations thereof but never similar to “oooOOO-hooo” of Ring-tailed Pigeon.

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