The white-naped pigeon’s most distinguishing feature is the bright, white patch that extends from the back of the head, above the eye, to the nape of the neck. The rest of the plumage is mostly slate-grey, with exception of the mantle, which is dark purple with grey fringes, and the tail feathers, which are a whitish-grey. The eyes are yellow and surrounded by an orange-red outer ring, while the bill is yellow, becoming purplish-black towards the base. The juvenile’s plumage is mostly dark brown on the body with reddish-brown fringes on the mantle and breast, and grey on the head and tail (2).
- Pigeon à nuque blanche.
- Length: 34 cm (2)