Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I expected to find a White-crowned Pigeon to be a shy forest resident, not perched on electrical lines in the middle of the city. I read with interest in Bancroft and Bowman (2001) that this species has "become habituated to humans, feeding around hotels and in suburban back yards." This bird is an obligate frugivore, which means they only eat fruit. White-crowned Pigeons are threatened throughout their Caribbean range by habitat destruction and unregulated hunting.
Posted by Dan Tallman at 9:05 AM