Fairly common in Antigua and may be often seen near Pigeon Beach on Middle Ground. This is a large (15 inch) dark pigeon except for the bright white crown from forehead to nape. The bill is yellow and the eyes are white. These pigeons eat berries, seeds and some insects. It utters as a call - wof, wof, woo, co-woo in a rather owl-like fashion
One or two glossy white eggs are laid in a compactly built nest of twigs, lined with fibrous roots and grasses. Sometimes the nests are found in mangroves, in the bush or on the top of a cactus.
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!