Brazilian name: Rolinha-roxa
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. 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
It feeds on seeds which it picks off the ground.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page with excellent photos on Wikiaves.|
|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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