|Ruddy ground-dove, Columbina talpacoti|
Columbina is a genus that contains seven species of small ground-doves that live in the New World. Species in Columbina have ranges from the southern United States through Central America and much of South America. Columbina doves are normally found in pairs or small flocks. They generally occur in open country. They have maroon irides and pinkish legs. In flight, some species show a distinctive flash of rufous in the wings, while others show black-and-white wing-patterns.
- Blue-eyed ground dove, Columbina cyanopis
- Common ground dove, Columbina passerina
- Croaking ground dove, Columbina cruziana
- Ecuadorian ground dove, Columbina buckleyi
- Picui ground dove, Columbina picui
- Plain-breasted ground dove, Columbina minuta
- Ruddy ground dove, Columbina talpacoti
The following 2 species are usually placed here, but separated in genus Scardafella by some authors:
- BirdLife International www.birdlife.org
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- Gibbs, David; Barnes, Eustace; Cox, John (2001). Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Yale University Press. pp. 335–344. ISBN 0-300-07886-2.