|Blue Ground-dove (Claravis pretiosa)
Brazilian name: Pomba de espelho
|Carajás, Pará, Brazil
The Blue Ground-dove is distributed from eastern Mexico through Central America, down the west coast of South America to north-west Peru and, east of the Andes south to northern Argentina and southern Brazil.
|It is found in forest with little or no undergrowth, forest edges and clearings where it feeds on seeds and small insects. It is usually in pairs or small family groups - rarely, if ever, in flocks.
The male, seen here, is bluish-grey with paler grey on the forehead and throat. The primaries are blackish and there are black spots on the wing-coverts and secondaries.
|The female is similarly marked but with brown replacing the grey.|