Scaled Dove (Scardafella squammata) - HBW 4, p. 168
French: Colombe écaillée
Spanish: Tortolita Escamosa
Other common names: Scaly/Mottled/Ridgway’s Dove, South American Zebra Dove
Taxonomy: Columba squammata Lesson, 1831, Bahia, Brazil.
Genus sometimes merged into Columbina. Forms a superspecies with S. inca. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ridgwayi Richmond, 1896 - coastal Colombia (S to Vichada) through Venezuela (S to Orinoco Valley, including Margarita I) to French Guiana.
- squammata (Lesson, 1831) - C & E Brazil (Pará S to Mato Grosso and Rio Grande do Sul) to Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones); also regular in Bolivia, where status uncertain.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 17 videos
Two individuals resting and preening Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 5 years ago 37 sec 4.6
A bird foraging on the ground Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 5 years ago 38 sec 4.5
A bird feeding on corn Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 7 years ago 18 sec 4.5
A bird foraging on the ground Locality Parque del Este, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (ssp ridgwayi)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 5 years ago 40 sec 4.4
One adult bird singing (Fazenda Santa Rosa). Locality Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Carlos Gussoni 10 June 2012 48 weeks ago 24 sec 4.2
A bird perched on a wire Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 5 years ago 29 sec 4
PhotosSee all 31 photos
On a branch
Locality Camarones, Riohacha, La Guajira Department, Colombia (ssp ridgwayi)
Guy Poisson 30 July 2012 39 weeks ago 4.2
A couple enjoys the sun
Locality Afonso Cláudio, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
hawk 8 October 2013 13 weeks ago 3.8
An adult walking on the ground.
Locality Embiara Lodge, Nhecolândia, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Carmelo López 12 November 2011 1 year ago 3.8
A bird foraging on a carpet of pomalaca petals.
Locality Maturín, Monagas State, Venezuela (ssp ridgwayi)
philgunson 9 May 2009 4 years ago 3.8
A bird in his nest.
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp squammata)
Tatiana Colombo 22 February 2008 3 years ago 3.7
Perching on a branch
Locality Cumaral, Meta Department, Colombia
Juan Sebastián Páramo 2 July 2012 45 weeks ago 3.6
Song. Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 19 April 2008 4 years ago 4
Bird singing.Background sound of the sea. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 February 2004 43 weeks ago 3
Song from one bird. Locality Humedal del Yalare Protected Forest, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Nick Athanas 4 April 2007 3 years ago 3
Bird view. Locality Aracruz, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 1 February 2013 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 0