Columba corensis


The striking blue ring of flesh around the eye, surrounded by black "goggles," gives the Bare-eyed Pigeon a distinctive, perhaps a somewhat comical appearance. The bird is gray-brown overall. Notice a contrasting light-colored bill. Watch for the Bare-eyed Pigeon’s distinctive white wing patches in flight.

Watch this short video clip of a vocalizing Bare-eyed Pigeon that we filmed from the Bubali tower on Aruba in November 2011.

To hear the distinctive sounds of the Bare-eyed Pigeon click here.