Birds of Colombia

    COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)  
Genus: Zentrygon (4 species, 8 worldwide)

Genus Zentrygon, Quail-Doves, are the largest American doves, often over 30 cm. in length, and are generally seen on or near the ground and only inside the forest.

White-throated Quail-Dove
White-throated Quail-Dove (Zentrygon frenata)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Russet-crowned Quail-Dove
Russet-crowned Quail-Dove (Zentrygon goldmani) Near Threatened
Cerro Pirre, Panama  
Photograph by Timo Mitzen   © All Rights Reserved.

Black bill, black malar stripe, brown back, pale front, and russet crown. Stripe between eye and malar stripe buff to brown, and not white as on Ruddy Quail-Dove, which also has a red bill and purple back (male).

Purplish-backed Quail-Dove
Purplish-backed Quail-Dove (Zentrygon lawrencii)
Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica
  Note malar stripe, white face and overall greyish color.
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

Lined Quail-Dove
Lined Quail-Dove (Zentrygon linearis)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


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