Caribbean dove

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Caribbean dove
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Leptotila
Species: L. jamaicensis
Binomial name
Leptotila jamaicensis
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Columba jamaicensis Linnaeus, 1766

The Caribbean dove (Leptotila jamaicensis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in the Cayman Islands, Colombia (San Andrés island), Honduras (Bay Islands), Jamaica, and Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula). It has been introduced to New Providence in the Bahamas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leptotila jamaicensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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