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Zentrygon
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Chiriqui Quail-dove (Zentrygon chiriquensis)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Zentrygon

Zentrygon is a genus of doves in the Columbidae family. Its members are called quail-doves and all live in the Neotropics. The species of this genus primarily range from southern Mexico throughout Central 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.

Species

It contains the following species:

White-faced Quail-dove (Sclater, 1858) (Zentrygon albifacies)
Tuxtla Quail-dove (Wetmore, 1941) (Zentrygon carrikeri)
Chiriqui Quail-dove (Sclater, 1856) (Zentrygon chiriquensis)
Buff-fronted Quail-dove (Lawrence, 1868) (Zentrygon costaricensis)
Russet-crowned Quail-dove (Nelson, 1912) (Zentrygon goldmani)
Purplish-backed Quail-dove (Salvin, 1874) (Zentrygon lawrencii)
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