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Blue Ground Dove

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Male above, female belowPhoto © by Stanley JonesBosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Male above, female below
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Claravis pretiosa


[edit] Identification

20 cm

  • Blue-grey upperparts
  • Pale grey underparts
  • Greyish-white face
  • Black flight feathers and outer tail feathers
  • Black spots on wings
  • Red or yellow iris
  • Bare green eye ring
  • Pink legs


  • Greyish-brown head, neck and breast
  • Pale blue-grey underwings and belly
  • Reddish-brown back
  • Chestnut rump and tail

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: South-eastern Mexico (San Luis Potosí), Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, to southern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid open woodland, forest edges, clearings and roadsides, montane forest to 1200 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It builds a frail dish-shaped twiggy nest. The clutch consists of 2 white eggs.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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