Ochre-bellied Dove (Leptotila ochraceiventris)

Order: Columbiformes | Family: Columbidae | IUCN Status: Vulnerable

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

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

ochre-bellied_dove
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

ochre-bellied_dove
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~27 cm (10.6 in). The Ochre-bellied Dove has a rich brown unmarked back. The neck and underparts are tan brown or ochre.  The iris is brown. The bill is black. The tail is gray with white tips that look like a narrow terminal band. It is similar to the White-tipped Dove, but is distinguished by having rich brown sides of the head, neck, and underparts. Also, Pallid Dove           

Status: The Ochre-bellied Dove is uncommon to rare in the semi-deciduous forest of extreme northwest Peru, in Tumbes, Piura, and Cajamarca. It is known to range at elevations of up to 2600 m towards the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Paloma de Vientre Ocráceo.

Sub-species: Ochre-bellied Dove (Leptotila ochraceiventris), Chapman 1914.

Meaning of Name: Leptotila: Gr. Lepto= mites slim, slender, thin, skinny and ptilon = plumage. ochraceoventris: L. ochreceous and ventris, venter= the belly.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.