Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Plain Pigeon (Columba inornata) - HBW 4, p. 127

French: Pigeon simple German: Rosenschultertaube Spanish: Paloma Boba
Other common names: Blue Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba inornata Vigors, 1827, near Havana, Cuba.
Forms a superspecies with, C. flavirostris and C. oenops. Validity of subspecies disputed; further studies required. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • inornata Vigors, 1827 - Cuba and I of Pines, and Hispaniola.
  • exigua (Ridgway, 1915) - Jamaica.
  • wetmorei J. L. Peters, 1937 - Puerto Rico.