red-billed pigeon

noun

Definition of red-billed pigeon

: a large pigeon (Columba flavirostris) that occurs from extreme southern Texas southward into Nicaragua, is highly esteemed as a game bird, has much reddish purple on head, breast, and lesser wing coverts, grayish brown greater coverts and remiges, and the rest of the body bluish gray, and is distinguished by a reddish bill tipped with bright yellow

called also blue rock

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“Red-billed pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-billed%20pigeon. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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