Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Call is a relatively deep, resonating coo. Described phonetically as a monosyllabic "haoooo" (Gibbs et al. 2001), and as a two-syllable "hoo-hoooooo" (Chipley 1991) or "who-whooo" (Raffaele et al. 1998), rising in the middle and descending toward the end, occasionally without the first syllable. This author’s experience is consistent with that reported by Chipley (1991). A different call, described as a low-volume, rising then falling, "guttural croaking" call followed by a series of staccato notes, also reported by Chipley (1991). This call is reported as being associated with courtship, but its purpose is not understood.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.