Columba junoniae •
columba junoniae

Columba junoniae

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The laurel pigeon is a rather plain, dark grey bird of 38 cm. Large, dark brown and grey pigeon. Mainly dark sepia-brown, redder on underparts. Pale grey tail with broad, whitish terminal band. Extensive green gloss to rear crown and hindneck becoming pink on upper mantle. Whitish bill and pale eye.

A rare resident breeder in the mountain laurisilva and Canary pine forests, the laurel pigeon builds a stick nest in a tree. There it lays one white egg.

At 40–43 cm, a laurel pigeon looks like a very dark wood pigeon. It is a basically dark brown bird, with a dark pink breast. The lack of any white markings, together with its darker markings, distinguish it from the other species.

Brown, rather than dark grey plumage, and the lack of dark bands on the grey tail distinguish it from the other pigeon endemic to the Canary Islands, Bolle’s pigeon.

A laurel pigeon’s flight is quick and performed by regular beats. An occasional sharp flick of the wings is characteristic of pigeons in general. Often, the bird takes off with a loud clattering.

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Detailed information
Full Name: White-Tailed Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 01/12/1995 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the White-Tailed Laurel Pigeon, Wherever found is known to occur: Spain
No recovery information is available for the White-Tailed Laurel Pigeon.
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