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White-tipped Dove

(Leptotila verreauxi)

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Mid-sized dove with gray or grayish brown head; brown back and wings; lighter-colored face; pinkish or violet tinge to head and chest; tail dark with white edging at end; blue skin around eye; black bill; male has iridescent sheen on neck; to 28cm (11in). (Paloma Coliblanca).


Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests over Pacific slope; found usually on ground in open areas such as agricultural areas, gardens, open woodlands, and forest edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi), Costa Rica