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Ruddy Quail-Dove

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Photo by Anselmo d AffonsecaAmazonas, Brazil, August, 2013
Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Amazonas, Brazil, August, 2013
Geotrygon montana


[edit] Identification

19-28 cm

  • Rust back, facial mask and wings
  • Breast, rump and undereye stripe are lighter brown

[edit] Distribution

Photo by caribemotion  Monte Plata, Dominican Republic, 2009
Photo by caribemotion
Monte Plata, Dominican Republic, 2009

Central and South America and the Caribbean
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
Caribbean (West Indies): Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad and Netherlands Antilles.
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • G. m. montana:
  • G. m. martinica:

[edit] Habitat

Woodland and scrub forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The nest is an insubstantial platform on the ground or in a shrub. The clutch consists of 2 buff eggs.

[edit] Diet

They are ground feeders and the diet includes seeds and small invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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