White-crowned Pigeon

About the White-crowned Pigeon

The White-crowned Pigeon is a large species of pigeon that lives in parts of the Caribbean and Central America. It is also found in parts of Florida in the United States, including the Florida Keys.

Adult White-crowned Pigeons have dark grey bodies with bright white crowns. These sweet birds feed on fruits and berries. They may also take insects, including bees, in their diet.

The White-crowned Pigeon has a conservation status of Near Threatened as of November 2013. Two major threats they face are loss of feeding habitat and illegal hunting, especially in the Bahamas.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 15 November 2013
Scientific Name
Patagioenas leucocephala
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Patagioenas
  • P. leucocephala
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 29 September 2017)
NT
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 14 inches
19 to 23 inches
5.3 to 10.6 ounces
Range

Conservation

From IUCN Red List:
The White-crowned Pigeon is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2015 by BirdLife International. This species is classified as Near Threatened because although it has quite a wide range, it is restricted to low-lying areas where deforestation and habitat degradation are most intense. Together with hunting pressure, this is thought to be causing a moderately rapid population reduction.

International Names

Chinese 白顶鸽
Czech holub antilský
Danish Hvidkronet Due
Dutch Witkapduif
Finnish valkolakkikyyhky
French Pigeon à couronne blanche
German Weißscheiteltaube
Italian Colomba corona bianca
Japanese シロボウシバト [shiroboushibato]
Norwegian Hvitkronedue
Polish golab karaibski
Russian Белошапочный голубь
Spanish Paloma Coronita
Swedish Vitkronad duva
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