Buff-fronted Quail-dove
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Common Name Costa Rican Quail-dove
Range Costa Rica and Panama.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Zentrygon
Species Zentrygon costaricensis
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Buff-fronted quail-dove or Costa Rican quail-dove (Zentrygon costaricensis), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests where it forages on the ground for seeds and fruit.

This stocky ground-dwelling dove measures 28 cm (11 in) and weighs 320 g (11 oz).

The head, neck and breast are medium grey, the nape and upper back have a green tinge while the belly grades to brownish. The back, wings and tail are maroon. The head has a distinct pattern of light-grey cheeks bordered above and below by narrow black stripes, which extend just past the eye, as well as the namesake buffy patch above the bill. The eye is brown surrounded by a slim but noticeable red ring, the legs are bright coral-red, and the bill is dull brown with a reddish cast at the base.

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