Bare-faced Ground-dove (Metriopelia ceciliae) - HBW 4, p. 167
French: Colombe de Cécile
Spanish: Palomita Cascabelita
Other common names: Bare-eyed Ground-dove, Cecilia’s/Spectacled/Yellow-eyed Dove
Taxonomy: Columba (Chamœpelia) Ceciliœ [sic] Lesson, 1845, Peru.
Related to M. morenoi. Race obsoleta doubtfully valid. Race zimmeri commonly listed as gymnops, but this name is preoccupied. Species known to dust-bathe, rare in pigeons. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ceciliae (Lesson, 1845) - W Peru.
- obsoleta (Zimmer, 1924) - E Peruvian Andes in upper Marañón Valley and its tributaries in N Peru (S to La Raya).
- zimmeri J. L. Peters, 1937 - extreme S Peru through Bolivia to N Chile (Tarapacá) and NW Argentina (Salta, Jujuy).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
close view of a bird sitting on the ground Locality Chaclacayo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 14 December 2010 2 years ago 26 sec 4.8
A small flock and individuals foraging on the ground Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Greg Baker 10 November 2011 3 years ago 25 sec 3.9
A bird looking down. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp ceciliae)
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2012 2 years ago 39 sec 3.8
An individual sitting on a rock Locality Socoroma, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Greg Baker 9 November 2011 3 years ago 20 sec 3.8
rear view perched on ground Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 3 years ago 18 sec 3.8
two birds on rock face Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 3 years ago 29 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 16 photos
A bird sitting on the edge of a cliff
Locality Tarabuco, Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia
PaulvanGiersbergen 21 July 2013 23 weeks ago 4.2
Warming up in the morning sun
Locality Mallasa, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Carlo Castellani 27 April 2014 1 year ago 4
Perched on a rock at Sillustani ruins
Locality Umayo Lake, Puno Department, Peru (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Flack 27 October 2005 1 year ago 4
Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Patricio Mackenzie 8 November 2011 3 years ago 3.8
Single bird on the ground
Locality Tiwanaku Archaeological Site, Tiwanaku, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Tomas Grim 28 September 2003 2 years ago 3.6
A bird perched on a rock.
Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp ceciliae)
Joe Tobias 24 September 2006 2 years ago 3.6
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