Alternative name: Mauve-spotted Ground Dove
- Uropelia campestris
Length: 15Â·7â€“17Â·7 cm.
- Forehead and forecrown bluish grey
- Upperparts brown, pinkish on hindneck
- two small iridescent purple-black bands bordered with white on the wings.
- Long tail with white tips
- Bright yellow eye-ring, legs and feet
South America: found in west-central Brazil (Mato Grosso) and adjacent Bolivia.
This is a monotypic species.
Some authors recognize the poorly differentiated race U. c. figginsi
Open country and light woodland normally near some water.
In dry season, usually found in pairs or groups of 3â€“5 birds, feeding on roads or fields.
A wide variety of seeds from the ground.
Unknown. Copulation observed mid-June in Southern Pantanal (Brazil).
A series of rather high-pitched, disyllabic wha-ooop...wha-ooop...wha-ooop... notes
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Long-tailed Ground-dove (Uropelia campestris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54228 on 30 November 2018).
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