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Band-tailed Pigeon

(Columba fasciata)

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Identification:

Large grayish or brownish pigeon with yellow bill and legs; purplish gray head; iridescent greenish patch with white bar at back of neck; to 35 cm (14 in). (Paloma Collareja).

Habitat:

High elevation forested areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found high in trees in forests, forest edge areas, and tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Band-tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata), Costa Rica