Large, dark reddish purplish pigeon with brown back; belly and tail gray; bill whitish and red; reddish legs; 33cm (13in). (Paloma Piquirroja)
Low and middle elevations, particularly northern Pacific slope; less common on Caribbean slope; found in open wooded areas, forest edge, clearings, grassland, and agricultural areas.
Found in the following Parks:
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
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.