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Peruvian Pigeon: here’s the scoop

threats

This species has been recorded at few locations within a small range. A slow and ongoing population decline is suspected on the basis of continued habitat loss and degradation.

Species

Peruvian Pigeon

Scientific name

Patagioenas oenops

Habitat

Woodland situated near wetlands and waterways and adjacent dry forest on steep valley slopes

Diet

Seeds, fruits and vegetables

life expectancy

Did you know?

There are eight Peruvian pigeons in three AZA accredited zoos across the country. Buttonwood Park Zoo is home to four of them.

Range

Northern Peru and southeast Ecuador

Conservation status

Vulnerable

Likely to become endangered unless circumstances improve