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 3 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 4 years ago 25 sec 3.9
A bird looking down. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp ceciliae)
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2012 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago 29 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 19 photos
A bird sitting on the edge of a cliff
Locality Tarabuco, Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia
Paul van Giersbergen 21 July 2013 1 year ago 4.2
Feeding on the ground in a small party near human habitation.
Locality Tolata, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia (ssp zimmeri)
Richard Greenhalgh 21 July 2015 40 weeks ago 4
Warming up in the morning sun
Locality Mallasa, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Carlo Castellani 27 April 2014 2 years ago 4
Perched on a rock at Sillustani ruins
Locality Umayo Lake, Puno Department, Peru (ssp zimmeri)
Martin Flack 27 October 2005 2 years ago 4
Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp zimmeri)
Patricio Mackenzie 8 November 2011 4 years ago 3.8
Single bird on the ground
Locality Tiwanaku Archaeological Site, Tiwanaku, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Tomas Grim 28 September 2003 3 years ago 3.6
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