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Ruddy Ground-dove

(Columbina talpacoti)

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Identification:

Smallish dove with yellow or brown bill; male reddish brown with gray head; black spots on wings; female duller, less reddish; 16.5 cm (6.5 in). (Tortolita Rojiza, Tortolita).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes (also parts of Nicoya Peninsula); found usually on ground in open areas, pastures, fields, and woodland clearings.

Found in the following Parks:

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.


Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti), Costa Rica