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Buff-fronted Quail-Dove

Zentrygon costaricensis

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Plump ground-dwelling dove, quite bright and colorful compared with other quail-doves. Body is grayish, wings are rich brownish-purple, and nape is suffused with iridescent green. Like many quail-doves, face is whiter with dark mustache line, but note buffy forehead. Pinkish-red legs. Sexes alike. Prefers forests, usually on the ground unless flushed up into the lower levels of a tree. Like most quail-doves, often best seen by quietly walking along trails at dawn and dusk.

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