Chiriqui quail-dove

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Chiriquí quail-dove
Stavenn Geotrygon chiriquensis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zentrygon
Z. chiriquensis
Binomial name
Zentrygon chiriquensis
Sclater, 1856
  • Geotrygon chiriquensis

The Chiriquí quail-dove or rufous-breasted quail-dove (Zentrygon chiriquensis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae, native to the Talamancan montane forests.


The Chiriquí quail-dove measures 28–30 cm (11–12 in) long.[2][3] Identifying marks are its grey crown and nape, rufous breast, and black moustachial stripe. The upperparts are maroon to rufous. The eye is red. Legs and feet are reddish. The similar and sympatric buff-fronted quail-dove is distinguished by its greyish breast, green nape patch and buffy forehead.


The Chiriquí quail-dove inhabits mid-elevation forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. Like most quail-doves, it is shy bird and is more often heard than seen.[4]

The call is a loud whoooo-ooooh.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Zentrygon chiriquensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9.
  3. ^ a b Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7.
  4. ^ Kirwan, Guy M. (2010). Schulenberg, T.S. (ed.). "Overview – Chiriqui Quail-Dove (Geotrygon chiriquensis)". Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 8 July 2014.

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