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Ruddy Quail-Dove

Geotrygon montana

Quail-Doves are shy inhabitants of the forest floor in tropical regions, related to other doves and pigeons but as round-bodied as quail. This species is found almost throughout the American tropics; it has strayed to southern Florida several times and to southern Texas at least once.
Family Pigeons and Doves
Quail-Doves are shy inhabitants of the forest floor in tropical regions, related to other doves and pigeons but as round-bodied as quail. This species is found almost throughout the American tropics; it has strayed to southern Florida several times and to southern Texas at least once.
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