Scaled dove

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Scaled dove
Columbina squammata -Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil-8.jpg
In Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columbina
Species: C. squammat
Binomial name
Columbina squammat
(Lesson, 1831)

Scardafella squammata (but see text)

Subspecies C. s. ridgwayi Cagua, Aragua, Venezuela

The scaled dove (Columbina squammata), also known as scaly dove, Ridgway's dove, mottled dove, and South American zebra dove,[2] is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Columbina squammata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. David Gibbs. 2010. p334