Black-winged ground dove

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Black-winged ground dove
Black-winged Ground-dove.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Metriopelia
Species: M. melanoptera
Binomial name
Metriopelia melanoptera
(Molina, 1782)

The black-winged ground dove (Metriopelia melanoptera) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.


It is mostly grey with a black tail.

Black-winged ground dove, lower slopes of Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador