Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Long-tailed Ground-dove (Uropelia campestris) - HBW 4, p. 168

French: Colombe à longue queue German: Campostäubchen Spanish: Columbina Colilarga
Other common names: Azure-spotted Ground-dove, Mauve-spotted Dove

Taxonomy: Columbina campestris Spix, 1825, Brazil.
Taxonomic affinities uncertain; wing markings recall Claravis, but, except for its long tail, it otherwise resembles Columbina in size and coloration, and sometimes placed in latter genus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • campestris (Spix, 1825) - Amapá and Marajó I, and Brazilian tableland from Maranhão and Piauí S to W Minas Gerais.
  • figginsi Oberholser, 1931 - WC Brazil (Mato Grosso) and adjacent N & E Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz).

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