Columba junoniae, also known as the Junin pigeon, is a species of pigeon that is found exclusively in the high Andes mountains of central Peru. The bird is named after Lake Junin, a large lake in the area where it is commonly found.
The Junin pigeon is a medium-sized bird, with a unique blue-gray plumage that is darker on the back and lighter on the underparts. It has a distinctive white band on its neck and a small patch of iridescent green feathers on its neck and breast. The bird has a short, round tail and a relatively small head with a black bill and red eyes.
The Junin pigeon is typically found in the puna grasslands and scrub habitats of the high Andes, at elevations between 3,000 and 4,500 meters. It is a social bird and is often seen in small flocks, feeding on seeds, fruits, and other plant material. The bird is not considered to be threatened, but its population is declining due to habitat loss and degradation.