Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Veracruz Quail-dove (Geotrygon carrikeri) - HBW 4, p. 173

French: Colombe de Tuxtla German: Veracruztaube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de Veracruz
Other common names: Carriker's/Purplish-backed(!) Quail-dove

Taxonomy: Oreopeleia lawrencii carrikeri Wetmore, 1941, Sierra de Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico.
Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Forms superspecies with G. lawrencii, with which usually considered conspecific; some similarity in vocalizations reported; however, the closest populations of the two are 1500 km apart. Monotypic.

Distribution: Volcán de San Martín and Sierra de Santa Marta, in Sierra de los Tuxtlas, SE Veracruz (SE Mexico).