Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Scaly-naped Pigeon (Columba squamosa) - HBW 4, p. 122

French: Pigeon à cou rouge German: Antillentaube Spanish: Paloma Isleña
Other common names: Red-necked/Scaled(!)/Blue Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba Squamosa Bonnaterre, 1792, Guadeloupe, West Indies.
Closely related to C. leucocephala; songs of the two species are spectrographically similar; they overlap in parts of their ranges but tend to occupy different habitats. In Jamaica, present species replaced by C. caribaea. Monotypic.

Distribution: Greater Antilles (except Jamaica) and Lesser Antilles; also Curaçao and Bonaire, and Los Testigos (off NE Venezuela).