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Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata

Described by: Des Murs (1847)
Alternate common name(s): Violet-eared Dove, Blue-eared Dove, Torpedo Dove, Bronze-necked Dove, Gold-neck Dove
Old scientific name(s): Zenaidura auriculata


Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador - Feb 22, 2004 © William Hull  Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - Feb, 2006 © Kent Nickell  Trinidad and Tobago - Jan, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Mitad del Mundo, Pichincha Province, Ecuador - Mar 20, 2007 © Michael Woodruff  La Conejera, Bogota, Colombia - Jan 17, 2004 © R S Scanlon 
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West Indies and South America;
(1) Lesser Antilles (St. Vincent, Grenada, Grenadines), Trinidad, Tobago and from c. Colombia (Bogota) through Venezuela, Netherland Antilles e. to Margarita, Tobago and Trinidad s. to the Rio Orinoco, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and n. Brazil to Rio Branco.
(2) W. Ecuador (Quito) and w. Peru (Lima).
(3) W. Colombia (Cauca Valley).
(4) Nc. Colombia in the Andes of Antioquia.
(5) E. Colombia and nw. Venezuela (Merida).
(6) Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire Is.
(7) Banks of the lower Amazon at a few locations (Diamantina near Santarem).
(8) Estuary of the Amazon River (Marajo and Mexiana Is.).
(9) Ne. Brazil (Maranhao, Piaui and Bahia (Chapada Diamantina)) and Fernando de Noronha Is.
(10) Bolivia and c. Brazil (Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo) s. to Uruguay and s. Argentina (Chubut) to Tierra del Fuego.
(11) C. Chile (Atacama to Llanquihue) and cw. Argentina (vicinity of Mendoza and Lake Nahuel Huapi) s. to n. Tierra del Fuego.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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