A Short-billed Pigeons (Columba nigrirostris) call the typical "Who cooks for you?" and "churrs" at El Pizote, near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Costa Rica), 6/21/99. This is probably the most common and widespread pigeon in Costa Rica. Short-billed Pigeons are sometimes hard to tell from Pale-vented Pigeons - their size is similar and they both have dark bills, and when wet (which is often) they are both predominantly dark pigeons. Their calls are quite different, though. The Pale-vented says "Who are you?" instead of the Short-billed's "Who cooks for you?"
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