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Ruddy Quail-dove

(Geotrygon montana)

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Fairly small reddish brown dove with red bill; purplish red legs; males with facial stripe, lighter colored face and throat, and iridescent purple sheen on back; female darker olive-brown with lighter underparts; to 24cm (9.5in). (Paloma-Perdiz Rojiza)


Wet forests at low and middle elevations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found usually on ground along moist forest trails, shady plantations, and gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde 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 Quail-dove (Geotrygon montana), Costa Rica