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 4 weeks ago 26 sec 4.4
A small flock and individuals foraging on the ground Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Greg Baker 10 November 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 3.9
A bird looking down. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp ceciliae)
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2012 17 weeks 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 1 year ago 20 sec 3.8
rear view perched on ground Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 1 year ago 18 sec 3.8
two birds on rock face Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 1 year ago 29 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 10 photos
A bird perched on a rock.
Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp ceciliae)
Joe Tobias 24 September 2006 34 weeks ago 4
Bare-faced Ground-Dove on a rock.
Locality Chancay Valley, Lima Department, Peru
Nature Expeditions Peru 1 January 2008 3 years ago 4
Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Patricio Mackenzie 8 November 2011 1 year ago 3.8
A adult bird resting on a ground.
Locality Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens, Berkshire, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 14 June 2009 1 year ago 3.8
Single bird on the ground
Locality Tiwanaku Archaeological Site, Tiwanaku, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Tomas Grim 28 September 2003 19 weeks ago 3.8
Sitting on dry ground.
Locality Paramonga, Lima Department, Peru
Ken Havard 3 June 2012 47 weeks ago 3.4
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