Purplish-backed Quail-dove (Geotrygon lawrencii) - HBW 4, p. 173
French: Colombe de Lawrence
Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de Lawrence
Other common names: Lawrence's Quail-dove
Taxonomy: Geotrygon lawrencii Salvin, 1874, Veraguas, Panama.
Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Forms superspecies with G. carrikeri, with which usually considered conspecific. Monotypic.
Distribution: Costa Rica and Panama (E to Darién).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird peering from its first perch after flushing from the ground
Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
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