Purple-winged ground dove

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Purple-winged ground dove
Peristera geoffroyi - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ15600213.tif
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Claravis
C. geoffroyi
Binomial name
Claravis geoffroyi
(Temminck, 1811)

Claravis godefrida
Claravis geoffroii

The purple-winged ground dove (Claravis geoffroyi) is a critically endangered species of dove, native to the Atlantic forest, mainly near bamboo, in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay, and northern-eastern Argentina (Misiones only). It is threatened by habitat loss and possibly the wild bird trade. There are few recent sightings and the total population is estimated to number 50 to 249 individuals.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Claravis geoffroyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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