Smallish dove with yellowish bill; male bluish gray with lighter face, chest, and belly; dark spots and bars on wings; sides of tail black; female brownish with reddish brown bars on wings; to 20 cm (8 in). (Tortolita Azulada, Tortolita).
Low and middle elevation wet forests, countrywide; found usually on the ground in open areas, pastures, fields, open woodlands, and at forest edges.
Found in the following Parks:
Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.
If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books
The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.