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Short-billed Pigeon

(Columba nigrirostris)

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Identification:

Mid-sized purplish brown or ruddy brown pigeon with short, black bill; reddish legs; 27cm (11in). (Paloma Piquicorta, Dos Tontos Son).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wet forest, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in trees or on ground in more open areas such as forest edges and clearings.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero 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.


Short-billed Pigeon (Columba nigrirostris), Costa Rica