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Scaled pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jun 4, 2017 Geotagged,Mexico,Patagioenas speciosa,Scaled pigeon,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Scaled pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa)

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jun 4, 2017

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The scaled pigeon is a large New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador, southern Brazil, northern Argentina, and Trinidad.

The scaled pigeon is fairly common in semi-open forest. It builds a stick platform nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.

Its flight is high, fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general. It is usually very wary, since.. more

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2018. Captured Jun 4, 2017 07:21 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • DMC-TZ70
  • f/6.3
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO800
  • 121.5mm