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Common Ground-dove

(Columbina passerina)

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Small dove with reddish or yellowish bill with dark tip; male gray with black scaling on neck and chest, black spots on wings, pinkish tinge on underparts; reddish brown wing patches seen in flight; female brownish with less scaling; black spots on wings; 15cm (6 in). (Tortolita Común, Tortolita).


Dry lowland forests of northern Pacific slope, and Central Valley; found usually on the ground in open areas: pastures, agricultural areas, roadsides, and woodland clearings.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

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.

Common Ground-dove (Columbina passerina), Costa Rica