The Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea) lives from Costa Rica to the West side of Ecuador, Bolivia and Amazonia Brazil. It lives in high-elevations forest (up to 1500 meters), usually alone or in small groups. Adults are 28 cm (12 inches) in height and 170 g in weight.
This bird is smallish, dark, with black and short bill, and feet magenta. Head, neck and underparts dull vinaceous. Wings and tail dark olive-brown with purplish gloss. It feeds on fruits of trees, epiphytes, and shrubs, especially mistletoe berries.