Common name: Pale-vented Pigeon
Size: 30 cm.
Habitat: It avoids closed forests but frequents the forest edges, isolated tall trees in pastures, second growth, plantations, mangroves, and river margins. It is a resident in humid lowlands of the Caribean ands Pacific, up to 600m. It is especially common in coastal areas and also in the Río Frío region and on Isla del Caño.
Range: It is found from South Mexico to Southwest Ecuador and North Argentina.
Natural history: It is found singly, in small groups or, especially following breeding, in flocks of 12 or more. It eats the berries of trees and shrubs, especially Trema and melastomes.