Laurel Pigeon

A rare resident breeder in the mountain laurisilva and Canary pine forests, the Laurel Pigeon builds a stick nest in a tree. There it lays one white egg.

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The Laurel Pigeon is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae) is a member of the family Columbidae, doves and pigeons, which is endemic to the Canary Islands, Spain. A rare resident breeder in the mountain laurisilva and Canary pine forests, the Laurel Pigeon builds a stick nest in a tree. There it lays one white egg. At 40–43 cm, a Laurel Pigeon looks like a very dark Wood Pigeon. It is a basically dark brown bird, with a dark pink breast. More

Laurel Pigeon determination Similar species Columbidae Bolles Laurel Pigeon | Collared-Dove | Laughing Dove | Laurel Pigeon | Long-Toed Pigeon | Oriental Turtle-Dove | Rock Pigeon | Stock Pigeon | Turtle-Dove | Wood-Pigeon | Links to European databases Laurel Pigeon EU report (PDF) Birdlife factsheet of Laurel Pigeon Laurel Pigeon EU population trend (PDF) More

Bolles Laurel Pigeon | Pigeon de Bolle | Kanarentaube | Paloma turque | Colomba di Bolle | Bolles Laurierduif Characteristics Large, dark brown and grey pigeon. Mainly dark sepia-brown, redder on underparts. Pale grey tail with broad, whitish terminal band. Extensive green gloss to rear crown and hindneck becoming pink on upper mantle. Whitish bill and pale eye. Similar spp. Dark-tailed Laurel Pigeon C. More

as bones similar to those of a laurel pigeon have been found and there is a possible sight record from the late 19th century. It was common in the past, but disappeared from many areas owing to clearance of laurel forest in the islands. More recently the rate of laurel forest clearance has been slowed or stopped and the species may be increasing. Population estimates for the species are 1,160-1,315 birds in 1980, 6,000 individuals in 2001, and 5,000-20,000 most recently. More

Laurel Pigeon in Spain Photo of Laurel Pigeon Population and distribution of Laurel Pigeon in Spain News and information on Laurel Pigeon in Spain English-Spanish-Catalan translation of Laurel Pigeon * Laurel Pigeon : paloma rabiche : xixella can More

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the dark-tailed laurel pigeon, of which three are in the photo above (taken at considerable distance, hence poor quality) and the white-tailed laurel pigeon (Columba junoniae). Bolle's has a dark band followed by a light band on the tail finished by a dark band, whereas the white-tailed has no dark bands. Both are elusive, but the white-tailed is particularly rare. More

A Laurel Pigeon's flight is quick and performed by regular beats. An occasional sharp flick of the wings is characteristic of pigeons in general. Often, the bird takes off with a loud clattering. The call is a hoarse hiccuped cooing. The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. More

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For the purposes of our bird news services, Laurel Pigeon is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Columba
Species : junoniae
Authority : Hartert, 1916