Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Purplish-backed Quail-dove (Geotrygon lawrencii) - HBW 4, p. 173

French: Colombe de Lawrence German: Purpurrückentaube 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).