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Key West Quail-Dove Geotrygon chrysia

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A fairly common, medium-sized dove of the Caribbean, the Key West Quail-Dove is easily distinguishable by its pale underparts, rufous back, and prominent, white stripe beneath its eye. Named for where it was first discovered, the Key West Quail-Dove used to breed in south Florida and the Florida Keys, but now is only a rare visitor to the United States. This species is much more common in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Greater Antilles, excluding Jamaica. The Key West Quail-Dove forages on the ground for fruits, insects, and seeds. Preferred habitats include semi-arid and humid woodlands, scrub, and forests. The Key West Quail-Dove's population is believed to be stable and has not merited consideration for any threatened species lists.

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Recommended Citation

Key West Quail-Dove (Geotrygon chrysia), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/kwqdov