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Tuxtla Quail-Dove Zentrygon carrikeri




Its bill, small and soft at the base, is well adapted to collect seeds from the ground or remove fruits and nuts from trees or shrubs. They store their food in their craw and then it is macerated in the gizzard with help of stones. The ability to store la

Social and interspecific behavior

It prefers the deep shade of the understory where moves quickly and silently. Usually found alone or in pairs.

Recommended Citation

Tuxtla Quail-Dove (Zentrygon carrikeri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: