Key West Quail-Dove

Geotrygon chrysia

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

KWQD

Code 6

GEOCHR

ITIS

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Key West Quail-Dove is evaluated as Least Concern at the current time. The prior rating for the Key West Quail-Dove was Lower Risk, which was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004. The range of the Key West Quail-Dove is estimated at more than 200,000 square kilometers. The population of this bird species has not been quantified at this time, but the Key West Quail-Dove is considered to be frequent within its native range. The Key West Quail-Dove is native to the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Key West Quail-Dove: Medium dove with red-brown upperparts glossed with purple and green, gray-red nape and crown, white throat and streak below eye, and buff-gray underparts. Upperparts are iridescent. Red bill has black tip. Forages on ground for fruits, seeds and insects. Legs and feet are pink. Low direct flight on rapidly beating wings.

 

Range and Habitat

Key West Quail-Dove: This bird has a very limited range. They occur very rarely in southern Florida, but their primary range extends from the Florida Keys and into the West Indies and east as far as Puerto Rico. This bird's preferred habitats include semi-arid and humid woodlands, scrub, and forests.

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Key West Quail-Dove SONGS AND CALLS

Key West Quail-Dove WW1

Call is a low-pitched "whooo", similar to blowing across the top of a bottle.

Key West Quail-Dove NNN1

Typical deep cooing sounds.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"whoe-whoe-oh-oh-oh", "oooooooooou"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Named for where it was originally discovered, the Key West Quail-dove no longer breeds in Florida. Today it is only rarely found in the Keys and southernmost mainland Florida.
  • A group of doves has many collective nouns, including a "bevy", "cote", "dole", "dule", and "flight" of doves.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Irina Rud-Volga

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
CereX
Also called the operculum, it is a smooth and featherless patch of skin located where the beak attaches to the forehead.
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The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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