Brazilian name: Rolinha-roxa
|Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador
The Ruddy Ground-dove is distributed from Mexico, through Central America to almost the whole of South America south to northern Chile and northern Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a wide variety of generally humid habitats such as woodland, gardens, cultivated fields, marshland and forest edges.
|Its pale grey head contrasts with the rufous body and there are black spots on the wings. The female, seen on the
right of photo 2, is duller with less contrast.
It feeds on seeds which it picks off the ground.
|Photos 6 to 8 taken in central Colombia are of the sub-species C. t. rufipennis which tends to be paler. Photo 8 shows the threat display of lifting up one wing while perched or on the ground.|
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