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Photo © by birdboybowley
Cueva del Jabali, Cayo Coco, Cuba. 25 February 2019
Geotrygon chrysia


27-31 cm in length. Dark rust back and wings. Iridescent crown, nape and back of its neck. The mantle, back, rump and inner wing coverts show purplish red iridescence. White facial stripe.


Bahama Islands, Cuba, Isle of Pines, Hispaniola, and southwestern Puerto Rico.


This is a monotypic species1.

Photo by Peter R. Bono
Photographed along Snake Bight Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA, on April 29, 1979.


Semi-arid woodland and scrub forest.


It lays 2 buff coloured eggs on a flimsy platform built on a shrub. Some nests are built on the ground.

Diet includes seeds, berries, fallen fruit, and snails.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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