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Band-tailed Pigeon

Patagioenas fasciata
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Length: 15 in. (37 cm )
With a range from Alaska to the Andes of South America, this is one of the most wide spread pigeons in the Western Hemisphere. In North America it is associated with conifers and oak woodlands, where it feeds on acorns and other seeds. The Band-tailed Pigeon is usually seen in small flocks. Its crude nest of open twigs is placed in the fork of a high branch or near the trunk of a tall tree, usually high in the canopy. Timing and area of nesting is often determined by density of acorn and pinecone production. Like most pigeons and doves, adults of both sexes feed their young \pigeons milk,\ a nutritious secretion from the lining of the digestive tract.

The four-digit banding code is BTPI.


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Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Band-tailed Pigeon
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 22, 2019
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/band-tailed-pigeon

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Band-tailed Pigeon. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 22, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/band-tailed-pigeon

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Band-tailed Pigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/band-tailed-pigeon

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Dr. Biology. "Band-tailed Pigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Apr 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/band-tailed-pigeon

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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