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

Priorities for Future Research

Perhaps the highest research priority for the Ruddy Quail-Dove would be better understand its patterns of seasonal distribution across its wide range: how far do individual quail-doves move? Are the mass movements  reported from central Amazonia a widespread phenomenon, or are these movements restricted to this region of the Amazon? (And if so, why?)

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.