Blue-eyed ground dove
|Blue-eyed ground dove|
|Blue-eyed Ground-dove (above)|
The blue-eyed ground dove (Columbina cyanopis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the Cerrado region of Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Researchers believed this bird could have been extinct since no individuals had been seen in the wild since 1941. However, in 2016, 12 birds were seen in a small area of cerrado in Botumirim in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Columbina cyanopis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "'Como redescobri, sem querer, pássaro de olhos azuis desaparecido no Brasil havia 75 anos'". Ciência e Saude (in Portuguese). UOL. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
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