Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti) - HBW 4, p. 164
French: Columbe rousse
Spanish: Columbina Colorada
Other common names: Talpacoti/Cinnamon/Stone Dove, Blue-headed Ground-dove
Taxonomy: Columba Talpacoti Temminck, 1811, South America.
Formerly placed in genus Columbigallina. Forms a superspecies with C. buckleyi. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- eluta (Bangs, 1901) - Pacific coast of Mexico from N Sinaloa to Chiapas.
- rufipennis (Bonaparte, 1855) - EC Mexico (C Veracruz) through Central America to Colombia and N Venezuela, as well as Margarita I, Trinidad and Tobago.
- caucae (Chapman, 1915) - Cauca Valley of W Colombia.
- talpacoti (Temminck, 1811) - E Ecuador and NW & E Peru E to the Guianas, and S through Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil (S to Rio Grande do Sul) to Uruguay and N Argentina (S to Buenos Aires); non-breeding visitor to C Chile, including Lake District.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 49 videos
A bird and then another one, on a perch and flying away Locality Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp rufipennis)
Josep del Hoyo 6 October 2006 5 years ago 11 sec 4.7
A close view of a cooing bird on a wire. Locality Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp talpacoti)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 13 May 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 4.6
A male flicking its wings on a wall Locality Girardot, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp caucae)
Pere Sugranyes 30 November 2006 5 years ago 32 sec 4.6
A close view of a female and a male perched on a branch Locality San Miguel, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Pere Sugranyes 6 November 2012 31 weeks ago 43 sec 4.5
A male-female pair with beak-to-beak display (the male is the red-brown bird) Locality Arima Valley, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp rufipennis)
Joe Angseesing 24 October 2006 4 years ago 43 sec 4.4
Bird perched on a Schefflera sp. Locality São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 6 October 2012 36 weeks ago 45 sec 4
PhotosSee all 59 photos
Little dove perched on a barbed wire behind a bougainvillea
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 29 December 2012 9 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Cerro Misoa, Zulia State, Venezuela (ssp rufipennis)
kperezleon 24 August 2008 3 years ago 4.3
Rilinha roxa (casal)
Locality Itariri, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 1 June 2012 20 weeks ago 4.2
Individual adult male.
Locality Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil (ssp talpacoti)
Bruno Salaroli 24 March 2012 38 weeks ago 4.1
Two copies in the soil, opening his wings as a sign of threat
Locality Jardín de Picaflores, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp talpacoti)
Horacio Luna 3 November 2011 1 year ago 4.1
Male perched on Schefflera sp. Female on the nest near.
Locality São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp talpacoti)
Antonio Silveira 6 October 2012 36 weeks ago 4