White-tipped Dove (species: Leptotila verreauxi) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove

©Dick Culbert: White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)

©barloventomagico: White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)

©barloventomagico: White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Leptotila
Species Leptotila verreauxi
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Adult birds of most races have a grey tinge from the crown to the nape, a pale grey or whitish forehead and a whitish throat. The eye-ring is typically red in most of its range, but blue in most of the Amazon and northern South America. The upperparts and wings are grey-brown, and the underparts are whitish shading to pinkish, dull grey or buff on the chest. The underwing coverts are rufous. The tail is broadly tipped with white, but this is best visible from below or in flight. The bill is black, the legs are red and the iris is yellow. (Wikipedia)


  • From 25 cm to 30 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 43 cm to 46 cm



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