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 perched in shrubbery and calling. Locality Celeste Mountain Lodge, Bijagua, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 20 February 2014 1 year ago 43 sec 3.3
Bird on a low branch after flushing up from the ground Locality San Gerardo Field Station, Children's Eternal Rainforest, Monteverde, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
monicayhector 20 April 2009 6 years ago 1 min 7 sec 1.5
Purplish-backed Quail-dove taken along the Waterfall trail on the Volcan Arenal Lodge property.
Locality Arenal Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Barb Winterfield 3 February 2016 11 weeks ago 3.3
A bird peering from its first perch after flushing from the ground
Locality Rancho Naturalista, Turrialba, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
monicayhector 11 April 2008 6 years ago 1.5