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Olive-backed quail-dove

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The olive-backed quail-dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.

Olive-backed quail-dove
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Leptotrygon
Banks et al., 2013
L. veraguensis
Binomial name
Leptotrygon veraguensis
Lawrence, 1867

Geotrygon veraguensis

An Olive-backed quail-dove in the wild

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitat is lowland tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests.

The olive-backed quail-dove feeds on seeds, small fruits and small invertebrates. The quail-dove is typically encountered alone or in pairs. It prefers to walk or run when fleeing from danger, but will sometimes flush short distances if disturbed.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leptotrygon veraguensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Overview - Olive-backed Quail-Dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis) - Neotropical Birds". Retrieved 2016-05-01.