Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa

  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Muhammad Kala


Geographic Variation


Related Species

Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Claravis are unresolved. Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data (from both mitochondrial and nuclear genes) indicates that Claravis is basal to a small clade of ground doves, which also includes the genera Uropelia, Metropelia, and Columbina (Pereira et al. 2007).

Recommended Citation

Kala, M. (2011). Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.