The Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa)lives from the Southwest part of United States to Peru and Argentina. This vertebrate is most common in open woodland, forest edges, clearings and roadsides, especially in more humid areas, in Caribbean and South Pacific slopes. It is found from sea level to about 1200 m altitude. Its size is 20 cm (8 inches) and its weight 72 g.
Adults males have blue-grey upperparts and paler grey underparts, becoming grey-white on the face. Blue ground doves occur singly, in pairs or sometimes in small groups. They feed mainly on the ground on seeds and small insects.