The maroon-chested ground dove (Claravis mondetoura) is found in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Columbia and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is in subtropical or tropical moist montage forests, between 900 and 300o meters above sea. Its size is 21.5 cm (8 inches) and 95 g in weight.
Some features are its throat and face whitish, upperparts dull brown, bill black, pink legs, fore neck and breast maroon-purple. They eat seeds and fruit from the Phytolacca plant.