Id on pink breasted pigeon, NC

Elizabeth City, NC(Zone 8a)

Saw this pretty bird at my bird bath. I did try posting this yesterday but did not work. So, try again. This bird is the same size as a rock dove but with that pretty pink breast is really different. I only saw it from the front but wings look gray, No idea of back or tail markings. It was not in my Eastern Bird Book. Any ideas?

PERTH, Australia

Difficult without an image, but check this out. It might be a Bleeding Heart Pigeon.

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/website/melbournemuseum/discoverycentre/wild/biogeographic-regions/indomalay/luzon-bleeding-heart-pigeon/index.html

Elizabeth City, NC(Zone 8a)

Thanks! Link not working now but I will try asking a bird forum and using your good advice re Bleeding Heart Pigeon. Might work!

PERTH, Australia

Let's know if it turns out to be a Bleeding Heart.

Elizabeth City, NC(Zone 8a)

Quote from MargaretK :
Let's know if it turns out to be a Bleeding Heart.


Elizabeth City, NC(Zone 8a)

have found no other info on this pretty bird anywhere! I have a message in to a professor at NC State U so maybe she will come up with an ID. Thanks all!

Elizabeth City, NC(Zone 8a)

NOT a bleeding heart pigeon at all! This bird I saw again t his morning has a full rosy pink breast. Not a spot or patch. Thanks though! I will keep looking! I suspect maybe it is a spring migration going on and this one got blown off track?

This message was edited Apr 12, 2019 12:35 PM

PERTH, Australia

Good luck with the ID.

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