Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala) - HBW 4, p. 122

French: Pigeon à couronne blanche German: Weißscheiteltaube Spanish: Paloma Coronita
Other common names: White-headed Dove, Baldpate

Taxonomy: Columba leucocephala Linnaeus, 1758, Bahamas.
Closely related to C. squamosa; although markings on head and neck are totally different, rest of plumage rather similar and songs spectrographically very close; the two overlap in parts of their ranges but tend to occupy different habitats. Monotypic.

Distribution: Florida Keys, Bahamas, Greater and Lesser Antilles as far S as Antigua; also Caribbean islands off coast of Central America, from Yucatán to NW Panama.