The local form is P. p. marginalis, restricted to semi-arid northeastern Brazil and possibly part of Goias. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Figure 1. During the dry season, some Picazuro Pigeons come every day to the reservoir, to drink. In 2007, I noted only one pair in the Reserve. At the end of 2008, I counted 5 individuals. I expect the numbers to increase now, since illegal hunting and trapping in the reserve has become less.To top of page
Figure 2. The pretty song of the Picazuro Pigeon.
The sound was band-pass filtered (100 Hz, 1200 Hz)
and amplified with Raven Pro 1.2.1.
Spectrogram parameters: DFT size and window size 2048 samples.