The Violaceous Quail-Dove (Geotrygon violacea) inhabits from Nicaragua to Bolivia and North Argentina. This bird prefers dark, heavily shaded undergrowth of forest and cacao plantations. Its size is of 23 cm (9 inches) and its weight of 165 g.
This small dove has short legs, small head, unstriped face and drooped bill. Adults have a hind neck and upper back violet and belly white. Its crown, face, throat, and breast are pale-gray. Forages for seeds and fruits in lowlands places (600 meters).