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Columbina minuta
Photo by erikat
Location: AdeK University guesthouse, Uitvlucht (Paramaribo), Suriname


Differs from Common Ground-Dove in lacking scaling on breast and throat, and male has a pink wash on breast.


Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, and Venezuela. In Brazil avoids the central Amazon basin.


Four subspecies are recognized, minuta, amazilia, elaeodes, and interrupta.


Dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.


Feeds on the ground, uses powerlines etc for resting.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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