French: Colombe de Geoffroy German: Purpurbindentäubchen Spanish: Tortolita alipúrpura
Other common names: Geoffroy's Dove
Fragmented range in SE Brazil (S Bahia S to S Santa Catarina), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
19–23 cm. Male darkish blue-grey above, paler below; two broad bands of deep purple across folded wing; smaller band of bluish purple across lesser coverts; central... read more
No known recordings of its voice, but described as similar to that of C. pretiosa, but... read more
Woodland, notably bamboo stands in dense forest or forest borders; appears during bamboo blooms.... read more
Food and feeding
Bamboo seeds important, when available, apparently tracking seeding bamboos (e.g. Guadua superba, Bambusa sp.) and... read more
Very few data. Breeds in Nov and Dec in Teresópolis (N of Rio de Janeiro) in response to bamboo blooms. In Argentina, apparently... read more
Outside breeding season, small flocks congregate near fruiting bamboo (Guadua angustifolia... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Protected under Brazilian law since 1973. On the basis of known records, population thought to be fewer than 250 mature individuals. Lack of recent... read more
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