Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea

  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: C. W. Boal

Diet and Foraging


Columbids are considered primarily granivorous and frugivorous. Seaman (1966) examined crop contents of collected Bridled Quail-Doves and found primarily fruit, flowers, seeds, and infrequently mollusks (e.g., slugs and snails) and invertebrates. Chipley (1991) reported berries of Eugenia spp. were a common food item. Boal (2008) observed a Bridled Quail-Dove capture and consume a dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepi) while foraging in dense leaf litter.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Boal, C. W. (2011). Bridled Quail-Dove (Geotrygon mystacea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.