THE PLAIN-BREASTED GROUND DOVEIN SURINAM

Plain-breasted Ground-Dove (Columbina minuta) Science Article 1

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The Plain-breasted Ground Dove (Columbina minuta minutu) is an extremely local bird in the coastal plain of Surinam (Haverschmidt, Birds of Surinam, p. 135, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1968). I know of only one locality near Paramaribo where it is fairly numerous, and I have found it elsewhere in only a few widely separated places. Near Paramaribo fair numbers frequent some deserted fields of the cultivated cassava ( Munihot esculentu), so thickly overgrown with creepers as to be almost impenetrable.

F. HAVERSCHMIDT, The Condor, 77(3)

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