So, I met this chap in the Bahamas...
March 8, 2013 7:28 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me identify this pigeon? Seen on Paradise Island, the Bahamas.

Photo: pigeon with ruff. A Jacobin? A fancy pigeon? He was quite amiable. I had him feeding from my hand within an hour of arriving. The locals said he was an uncommon "crowned pigeon" but that doesn't seem to fit.
posted by shoesfullofdust to Pets & Animals (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Perhaps a pet displaced by Hurricane Sandy?
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:56 PM on March 8, 2013

Looks like a Capuchin pigeon.
posted by obol at 7:57 PM on March 8, 2013

obol nailed it. Thanks! He looked very much like this specimen, except the eyes were strange. The right eye had the white ring and the left eye was all black.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 8:47 PM on March 8, 2013

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