Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana

  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Zerick Kuecker, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Tom Johnson
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Conservation

Conservation Status

Globally, and in Mexico it is considered in the category of Least Concern because its range is broad and it is believed that their population numbers are stable. The conservation status of te Ruddy Quail-Dove is assessed as of Least Concern due to its wide distribution (BirdLife International 2012).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Ruddy Quail-Dove is common in most of its range, but tends to be sensitive to forest fragmentation. Population abundance s also has declined in the Dominican Republic, where they have been trapped for the pet trade (Trail et al. 1997). They are also rare now on the Virgin Islands due to human hunting and mongoose predation.

Recommended Citation

Kuecker, Z., C. A. Soberanes-González, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. Johnson (2012). Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.ruqdov.01