Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Blue-headed Quail-dove (Starnoenas cyanocephala) - HBW 4, p. 177

French: Colombe à tête bleue German: Kubataube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz Cubana
Other common names: Blue-headed Ground-pigeon, Black-bearded Dove

Taxonomy: Columba cyanocephala Linnaeus, 1758, Jamaica (?).
Probably related to Geotrygon, and sometimes included within that genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Cuba; formerly also I of Pines. Also recorded in S Florida in past, but probably only as vagrant. Repeatedly introduced to Jamaica in the past, but never established there.

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