White-faced Quail-Dove Zentrygon albifacies

  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the White-faced Quail-Dove
eBird range map for White-faced Quail-Dove

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

White-faced Quail-Dove is resident in highland regions from Mexico south to northwestern Nicaragua. The distribution is discontinuous. In Mexico, the quail-dove occurs in Jalisco, southern Oaxaca, southeastern San Luis Potosí south to northern Oaxaca, and, perhaps more continuously, from Chiapas through Guatemala to northwestern Nicaragua (Dickey and van Rossen 1938, Friedmann et al. 1950, Monroe 1968, Land 1970, Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995, Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010).

The elevational range of White-faced Quail-Dove is 1000-2700 m (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


White-faced Quail-Dove occupies humid montane evergreen forest, pine-evergreen forest, and shaded coffee plantations (Dickey and van Rossem 1938, Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2014). White-faced Quail-Dove (Zentrygon albifacies), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.wfqdov1.01