Plain-breasted Ground-dove (Columbina minuta) - HBW 4, p. 163
French: Colombe pygmée
Spanish: Columbina Menuda
Other common names: Plain/Grey/Little Ground-dove, Pygmy Dove
Taxonomy: Columba minuta Linnaeus, 1766, Cayenne.
Formerly placed in genus Columbigallina. Closely related to C. passerina; the two overlap in range in some areas. Race amazilia doubtfully distinct from nominate. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- interrupta (Griscom, 1929) - S Mexico (S Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Guerrero and locally Jalisco), S Guatemala and Belize to Nicaragua.
- elaeodes (Todd, 1913) - Costa Rica S through E Panama and Canal Zone to WC Colombia.
- minuta (Linnaeus, 1766) - Venezuela E to Trinidad and the Guianas, and S through E Colombia to Peru (Urubamba Valley), E & C Brazil and Bolivia, and on to SC Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
- amazilia (Bonaparte, 1855) - arid coastal regions of SW Ecuador and Peru (Lima to Libertad).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird drinking and flying away. Locality Mãe-da-Lua Reserve, Itapajé, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp minuta)
Josep del Hoyo 29 September 2008 4 years ago 30 sec 4.2
An adult foraging on the ground Locality Arenal Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp elaeodes)
Greg Baker 3 April 2001 1 year ago 12 sec 3.7
A bird perched. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 29 sec 3.7
Raimundo Pereira creatory in Itajubá. Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil
josé de alencar bonafé 19 March 1990 3 years ago 31 sec 2.4
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A bird on a pond.
Locality Mãe-da-Lua Reserve, Itapajé, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp minuta)
Josep del Hoyo 29 September 2008 4 years ago 4
A pair in a tree.
Locality Pinogana, Darién Province, Panama (ssp elaeodes)
Ken Havard 18 February 2009 31 weeks ago 3.8
An individual foraging on the ground.
Locality Loreto, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp minuta)
Joe Tobias 28 September 2005 44 weeks ago 3.8
Bird on a tangle
Locality Calakmul, Campeche State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp interrupta)
rchavezdm 1 December 2011 1 year ago 3.2
Perched in a wire fence.
Locality Hacienda La Zuliana, Campo Boscán, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela (ssp minuta)
kperezleon 17 May 2009 4 years ago 3.1
A bird on the ground.
Locality Pedasí, Azuero Peninsula, Panama (ssp elaeodes)
Ken Havard 4 February 2009 32 weeks ago 3