[order] COLUMBIFORMES | [family] Columbidae | [latin] Geotrygon montana | [UK] Ruddy Quail-Dove | [FR] Colombe rouviolette | [DE] Bergtaube | [ES] Paloma-perdiz Comun | [NL] Bergkwartelduif
|Genus||Species||subspecies||Breeding Range||Breeding Range 2||Non Breeding Range|
|Geotrygon||montana||martinica||Lesser Antilles Is.|
|Geotrygon||montana||montana||Mexico to ne Argentina, Greater Antilles, Trinidad|
Medium-sized dove, rufous overall with pale buff throat, streak under eye, and belly. Female has dark olive-brown upperparts, cinnamon-brown breast, and pale buff underparts.
Listen to the sound of Ruddy Quail-Dove
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
|wingspan min.:||33||cm||wingspan max.:||38||cm|
|size min.:||20||cm||size max.:||25||cm|
|incubation min.:||10||days||incubation max.:||11||days|
|fledging min.:||10||days||fledging max.:||11||days|
Latin America : widespread
This bird is found in woodland and scrub forest. It also has adapted to coffee plantations.
Two buff eggs are laid in a nest made of leaves and sticks, and built on the ground or low in a tree, up to 8 feet above the ground.
These birds forage on the ground, mainly eating seeds. It will also take small invertebrates in its diet. Ruddy Quail-Doves feed primarily on the ground.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Resident throughout range.