French: Colombe de Veraguas German: Veraguataube Spanish: Paloma perdiz de Veragua
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Caribbean slope of extreme S Nicaragua#R, Costa Rica and Panama, and Pacific slope of E Panama (E Panamá Province) through W Colombia (E to Antioquia and lower Cauca Valley) to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
Male 21–24·5 cm, female 21–22 cm; 155 g. Forehead white with grey or buff shading, becoming grey on crown then purple on hindcrown, nape and neck; upper... read more
Song is a low-pitched short single note 'whOuw', with a rather frog-like quality. Length is about 0... read more
Lowlands and foothills up to 900 m in dense wet forests, within which species appears to prefer wet... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds (including Scleria), berries and small invertebrates (including beetles). Forages singly or in separated pairs in... read more
Season Jan–Jul in Costa Rica; two specimens taken in Panama in Feb–Mar were near breeding condition, as were seven from... read more
Resident. Usually flies only short distances, preferring to walk or run from perceived danger, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in forested Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica, N to Tortuguero. Absent from drier forests S of L Nicaragua and rare to locally uncommon... read more
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