birdandhike.com
Home | Wildlife | Birds | Pigeon Family
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Birds Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

General Description: Band-tailed Pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata) are large pigeons of the mountains. They have a broad, light colored band across the end of the tail, and a narrow, dark band above that. They also have a white stripe across the back of the head and a patch of iridescent greenish feathers on the back of the neck below the white stripe.

Taxonomy: Columbiformes, Columbidae.

Favored Habitat: Mountain areas.

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

Where to Find: Mt. Charleston area. In Kyle Canyon, they used to roost in a dead tree adjacent to the public library (across the main road from the fire station), but the tree was cut down in 2007. Check the tops of other tall dead trees in the area.

Comments: The "Band-tailed Pigeon Tree," which used to be in Kyle Canyon just across the street from the fire station, was designated a "hazard tree" and cut down.

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) If you were a tasty acorn or a little pine nut, this might be the last face you ever see!
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
White stripe on nape, iridescent green on neck.
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Broad, light colored band across the end of the tail
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)
Historic "Band-tailed Pigeon Tree" in Kyle Canyon
more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
copyright; Last updated 120903

Pigeons Birds Around Las Vegas Wildlife Around Las Vegas Glossary Copyright, Conditions, Disclaimer Home

 

Google Ads