Ecuadorian Ground Dove (Columbina buckleyi)

Order: Columbiformes | Family: Columbidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Male | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Age: Subadult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~17.2 cm (7 in). The male Ecuadorian Ground-Dove is bluish gray. The female is grayish-brown. The bill is dusky gray. The tail is black. The primary flight feathers are dusky. The underwing coverts are gray. It is very similar to the slightly smaller Plain-breasted Ground-Dove but is distinguished by larger size, dusky wings, gray underwing coverts, and black tail without white terminal margins. Also see, Croaking Ground-Dove.

Status: The Ecuadorian Ground-Dove is common in semi-open habitats in the Marañon drainage and the semi-deciduous forest and scrub in extreme northwest Peru. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tortolita Ecuatoriana.

Sub-species: Ecuadorian Ground Dove (Columbina buckleyi buckleyi), P. L. Sclater and Salvin 1877.
(Columbina buckleyi dorsti), Koepcke 1962.

Meaning of Name: Columbina: L. referring to a small version of the family Columbidae. buckleyii: In honor of Charles Buckley, entomologist and collector in Bolivia, 1874, and Ecuador, 1878.

See more of the Family Columbidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.