Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Short-billed Pigeon (Columba nigrirostris) - HBW 4, p. 128

French: Pigeon à bec noir German: Kurzschnabeltaube Spanish: Paloma Piquicorta

Taxonomy: Columba nigrirostris P. L. Sclater, 1860, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Forms a species group with C. plumbea, C. subvinacea and C. goodsoni; all four small species have very similar songs distinct from other New World Columba; sometimes placed in a subgenus Oenoenas. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Mexico to E Panama and NW Colombia (N Chocó).