Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Bare-eyed Pigeon (Columba corensis) - HBW 4, p. 125

French: Pigeon jounud German: Nacktaugentaube Spanish: Paloma Aliblanca
Other common names: White-winged Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba corensis Jacquin, 1784, Coro, Venezuela.
Based on plumage similarities, believed to be relative of C. picazuro, and thus presumably also C. maculosa; however, vocalizations, which tend to be conservative within related New World Columba, are quite different; relationships deserve careful re-evaluation. Formerly listed as C. gymnophtalmos. Monotypic.

Distribution: Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela, as well as nearby islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Margarita and Blanquilla.