Band-tailed pigeon Columba fasciata

Identification Tips:

Similar species:

The Rock Dove is superficially similar but never has a purplish head and neck with a scaly, green hindneck and white bar. The Band-tailed Pigeon also has a distinctive black-tipped yellow bill and has a terminal band paler than the rest of the tail.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

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