Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pigeons and Doves :: Violaceous Quail-Dove

Violaceous Quail-Dove Geotrygon violacea

Described by: Temminck (1810)
Alternate common name(s): Violet Quail-Dove, White-bellied Quail-Dove
Old scientific name(s): Oreopeleia violacea


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S. Central America and tropical South America;
Three major populations;
(1) Nicaragua (Caribbean lowlands), Costa Rica (Caribbean lowlands, Guanacaste Province in Pacific nw.) and Panama (from Colon e.) to n. Colombia (Antioquia, Santa Marta region, Sierra de Perija, Meta ) and n. Venezuela (w. Zulia, s. Tachira, Merida, Lara, Sucre, ne. Bolivar).
(2) E. of the Andes from Surinam to Bolivia (Pando, Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz) Paraguay, e. Brazil (s. of the Amazon in e. Para, Alagoas and Bahia s. through Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais to Sao Paulo and Parana) Bolivia and ne. Argentina (Misiones).


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


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