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Scaly-naped pigeon

Patagioenas squamosa

Description:

The scaly-naped pigeon is a large slate grey pigeon (14–16 in), with maroon coloured plumage around the neck. The plumage on the species' nape appears scaly, explaining both the common and scientific names of the species. There is a bare patch of skin which surrounds the birds red eyes; this patch tends to be reddish in males and more yellow in females. The legs and the base of the bill of the species are red, while the remainder of the bill is light coloured.

Habitat:

Bonaire.


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The MnMs
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The MnMs

Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 12.23, Long: -68.35

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Apr 29, 2018

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