White-throated Quail-dove (Geotrygon frenata) - HBW 4, p. 175
French: Colombe à gorge blanche
Spanish: Paloma-perdiz Gorgiblanca
Other common names: Alamor/Bourcier's/Peruvian/Pink-faced Quail-dove
Taxonomy: Columba frenata Tschudi, 1843, Peru.
Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Closely related to G. linearis. Races bourcieri and erythropareia have been considered separate species, and in past whole species erroneously labelled as “G. bourcieri”. However, differences probably exaggerated, and erythropareia may be merely a dark morph; indeed, subdivision into races may be altogether invalid, and species better considered monotypic. Four subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bourcieri Bonaparte, 1855 - W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- erythropareia Salvadori, 1893 - E Ecuador.
- frenata (Tschudi, 1843) - N Peru to C Bolivia.
- margaritae Blake et al., 1961 - S Bolivia to NW Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp bourcieri)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2007 5 years ago 52 sec 5
A bird foraging around. Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 28 November 2012 22 weeks ago 32 sec 4.8
In a compost box Locality Bellavista Lodge, Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Pascal Vagner 20 May 2012 27 weeks ago 26 sec 4.6
A bird and a close up Locality Refugio Paz de las Aves, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp bourcieri)
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 25 sec 4.3
A bird near a feeder Locality Refugio Paz de las Aves, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp bourcieri)
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 28 sec 4.3
one bird on a trail Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp frenata)
Daniêl Jimenez 28 November 2012 4 weeks ago 31 sec 4
Feeding on some grain
Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Ian Maton 6 February 2011 2 years ago 4
Walking on ground.
Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 1 August 2012 45 weeks ago 3
A bird feeding on a ground
Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 1 October 2007 4 years ago 3