Ruddy Quail-Dove

Ruddy Quail-Dove

The Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana) inhabits from the Southside part of Mexico to the Northeast part of Argentina and in West Indies. Lives in humid forests, cacao plantations, and shady gardens. Its measures are 23 cm (9 inches) in height, and 125 g in weight.

This bird is short-tailed, stout-bodied and with a strong sexual dimorphism. Males with face and throat pinkish-buff, forehead rufous and belly fluffy. Rest of upperparts rufous-chestnut, glossed with metallic purple. Females with forehead and face dull cinnamon, throat whitish, cere and bill dull red. Upperparts, sides and flanks dull olive-brown.

Common Name: Ruddy Quail-Dove
Scientific Name: Geotrygon montana
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