White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi ss verreauxi), , brendan sloan, , , Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista, masl approx, call. Michel Giraud-Audine. The White-tipped Dove is among the most widely distributed of the doves in the New World. It can be found as far north as southernmost. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has an extremely large range, and .

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The white-tipped dove Leptotila verreauxi is a large New World tropical dove.

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Its scientific name commemorates the French naturalists Jules and Edouard Verreaux. The dove is a resident breeder lepyotila southernmost Texas in the United States through Mexico and Central America south to western Peru and central Argentina. It also breeds on the offshore islands of northern South Americaincluding Trinidad and Tobago and the Netherlands Antilles. It inhabits scrub, woodland and forest.

Numerous subspecies exist; some of the more widespread are:.

Adult birds of most races have a grey tinge from the crown to the nape, a pale grey or whitish forehead and a whitish throat. The eye-ring is typically red in most of its range, but blue in most of the Amazon and northern South America.


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The upperparts and wings are grey-brown, and the underparts are whitish shading to pinkish, dull grey or buff on the chest.

The underwing coverts are rufous. The tail is broadly tipped with white, but this is best visible from below or in flight.

The bill is black, the legs are red and the iris is yellow. The white-tipped dove resembles the closely related grey-fronted dove Leptotila rufaxillawhich prefers humid forest habitats. The best distinctions are the greyer forehead and crown, which contrast less with the hindcrown than in the grey-fronted dove. In the area of overlap, the white-tipped dove usually has a leptotilla not red eye-ring, but this is not reliable in some parts of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguaywhere it typically is red in both species.

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The white-tipped dove is usually seen singly or in pairs, and is rather wary. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and clattering of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general. The call vererauxi a deep hollow ooo-wooooo.


It builds verreausi large stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs. Incubation is about 14 days, and fledging another The food is mainly seeds obtained by foraging on the ground, but it will also take insectsincluding butterflies and moths.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. White-tipped Dove Conservation status.

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