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White-crowned Pigeon
(Patagioenas leucocephala)
walrus
Description
Adults are dark grey, with green and white bars on the nape, a white iris, a pale-tipped red bill and a brilliant white crown to the head. This crown can be used to distinguish between the sexes, as the male's crown is distinctly white, whereas the crown of the female is greyish-white. Their legs are reddish-pink, and the wings are blunt-tipped. Juveniles are a less dark shade of grey, lack the nape pattern and white iris, and show only a few pale feathers on the crown.
Dimensions
They can measure 11 to 14 inches in length, with a wingspan of 19 to 23 inches, and weigh 5.3 to 10.6 oz.
Diet
Their primarily consists of tropical hardwood tree fruits.
Habitat & Range
They can be found in two types of habitats: roosting on offshore mangrove islands and foraging in humid forests on the adjacent mainland. In the United States they are found only in the Florida Keys and the southern tip of mainland Florida.
Conservation status
THISSPECIES IS LISTED AS NEAR THREATENED
The main threat to this species is hunting. In Florida a major cause of mortality is collision with man-made objects. Another main threat to this species is loss of habitat.

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