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.
Details & Statistics
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.