Band-tailed Pigeon

Patagioenas fasciata

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

BTPI

Code 6

PATFAS

ITIS

HEAD

Band-tailed Pigeon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: In captive young, pale yellow to brownish; becomes red-brown then blood red in adults. Outer ring varies: pink, yellow, orange or, most commonly, brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Purple
  • Forehead Color: Purple
  • Nape Color: Iridescent dark green below white neck ring.
  • Throat Color: Purple
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Band-tailed Pigeon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-38 cm (14-15 in)
  • Weight: 354 g (12.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Purple or Violet, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Purple-gray with white belly.
  • Upperparts: Purple-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Band-tailed Pigeon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 64 cm (25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Gray with dark gray terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Gray with dark gray terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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