Purplish-backed quail-dove

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Purplish-backed quail-dove
Geotrygon lawrencii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zentrygon
Species: Z. lawrencii
Binomial name
Zentrygon lawrencii
Salvin, 1874
Synonyms

Geotrygon lawrencii

The purplish-backed quail-dove (Zentrygon lawrencii) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the highlands of Central America, more specifically those of Costa Rica and Panama. The Tuxtla quail-dove of Mexico was once considered part of this species. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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