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EXOTIC (WILD) SPECIES - Bare-eyed Ground Dove (Metriopelia ceciliae)

Description:

Small and plump, boldy spotted wings, very prominent red orbital skin.

Adult male: The face, sides of neck and breast are pale grey grading to white at the belly. The forehead greyish-brown down to the hindneck. Iris is brown and the bill is black. They have extensive red or reddish-orange orbital skin. Chin and throat are white. The mantle, scapulars, tertials, wing-coverts, back, rump, uppertail-coverts are more fawn-brown. In contrast, the flight feathers are blackish-brown and greyish brown undersides. The tail is proportionately long with the inner two pairs of feathers a dark brown. The outer feathers and undertail are black with narrow white tips. Underwing-coverts and axillaries are blackish-brown. Legs and feet reddish pink.

Adult female: Very similar but with duller orbital skin.

Juvenile: Slightly duller overall with rufous fringes to head, mantle and scapulars.


Other Names:

Bare-faced Ground Dove, Moreno's Ground Dove, Golden-eyed Ground Dove

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Natural Habitat:

Peru, Boliva & North Chile

Temperate, pre-puna arid and semi-arid areas and in puna zones. Sandy hills and rocky slopes covered in light vegetation or woody scrub.


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