Plain-breasted Ground-Dove

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Plain-breasted Ground-Dove

Plain-breasted Ground-Dove (Columbina minuta) has a large but discontinuous distribution. It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador,Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are savanna, shrubland and lowland grassland. Its size is 14 cm (5 inches) and its weight 33 g.

This small dove has a plain breast and brownish cere and bill, a crown and nape bluish-gray. The rest of the upperparts are grayish-brown. Wings are tinged with pink and spotted with metallic violet.

Common Name: Plain-breasted Ground-Dove
Scientific Name: Columbina minuta
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