Ruddy Quail-dove (Geotrygon montana)
Geotrygon or quail-doves, is a genus of ground-dwelling doves in the Columbidae family. The 11 species of this genus have ranges from southern Mexico and Central America to the West Indies and South America. Quail-doves are ground-dwelling birds that live, nest, and feed in dense forests. They are remarkable for their purple to brown coloration with light-and-dark facial markings.
Members of the genera Zentrygon and Leptotrygon are also known as quail-doves and were formerly included in Geotrygon. The species Starnoenas cyanocephala was previously referred to as a quail-dove, though this English name is now incorrect.
It contains the following species:
Grey-fronted Quail-dove (Gundlach, 1852) (Geotrygon caniceps) Key West Quail-dove (Bonaparte, 1855) (Geotrygon chrysia) White-throated Quail-dove (Tschudi, 1843) (Geotrygon frenata) †Puerto Rican Quail-dove (Wetmore, 1920) (Geotrygon larva) (prehistoric) White-fronted Quail-dove (Chapman, 1917) (Geotrygon leucometopius) Lined Quail-dove (Prévost, 1843) (Geotrygon linearis) Ruddy Quail-dove (Linnaeus, 1758) (Geotrygon montana) Bridled Quail-dove (Temminck, 1811) (Geotrygon mystacea) Indigo-crowned Quail-dove (Salvin, 1878) (Geotrygon purpurata) Sapphire Quail-dove (Bonaparte, 1855) (Geotrygon saphirina) Crested Quail-dove (Lafresnaye, 1846) (Geotrygon versicolor) Violaceous Quail-dove (Temminck, 1809) (Geotrygon violacea)