An individual eating seeds from a concrete block.

An individual eating seeds from a concrete block.
Species: Key West Quail-dove   Geotrygon chrysia
Author: Greg Baker
Monday, January 23, 2017
Added to IBC: 7 Sep 2017 - 12:26
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Altitude (m): 
9 meters


This individual shows an extensive grey-brown colouration over the flight feathers and duller head colouration, which may be indicative of an immature male.  The purplish-red on the wing coverts would appear to rule out it being a female.

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Birds of the West Indies
Most people associate the Caribbean with palm-fringed sandy beaches, cricket and rum. Mention the West Indies to birders and they think todies and tremblers, among a remarkable array of c. 190 endemic species. Furthermore, no fewer than six families are confined to the region, and another (spindalises) virtually so. The region also receives many vagrants from both North and South America, and even transatlantic arrivals from Europe.


Greg Baker, IBC1409396. Accessible at

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Greg Baker, IBC1409396. Video of Key West Quail-dove Geotrygon chrysia at Cuevas de Jabali (Wild Boar Cave), Cuba. Accessible at

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