Olive-backed quail-dove

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Olive-backed quail-dove
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Leptotrygon
Banks et al., 2013
L. veraguensis
Binomial name
Leptotrygon veraguensis
Lawrence, 1867

Geotrygon veraguensis

An Olive-backed quail-dove in the wild

The olive-backed quail-dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitat is lowland tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests.

The olive-backed quail-dove feeds on seeds, small fruits and small invertebrates. The quail-dove is typically encountered alone or in pairs. It prefers to walk or run when fleeing from danger, but will sometimes flush short distances if disturbed.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leptotrygon veraguensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Overview - Olive-backed Quail-Dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis) - Neotropical Birds". neotropical.birds.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-01.