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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae.


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  • A notable endemic species is the Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi), which critically endangered.


  • There are three species of doves, and Leptotila jamaicensis neoxena (ground dove) is an endemic subspecies of the island.

    Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests

  • Forty-eight species endemic to the hotspot are threatened with extinction, including the Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus, CR), Zapata rail (Cyanolimnas cerverai, EN), Zapata wren (Ferminia cerverai, EN), and Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi, CR).

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • The only bird endemic to the Windward Islands Xeric Scrub Ecoregion is the Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi) that can be found in mature dry scrub lowlands and hillsides.

    Windward Islands xeric scrub

  • Notable endemics in this ecoregion are the Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi) and several reptiles characteristic of dry, low elevation xeric scrub habitat.

    Windward Islands xeric scrub

  • Notable endemics are the St. Vincent parrot (Amazona guildingii), the St. Lucia parrot (Amazona versicolor), and the Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi), all critically endangered.

    Windward Islands dry forests

  • Captive breeding may be the only way to save this endangered frog OAS. orgGrenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi)

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  • The grey-barred wren (Campylorhynchus megalopterus), banded quail (Philortx fasciatus), common bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), white-tipped dove (Leptotila verreaxi), long-tailed wood-partridge (Dendrortyx macroura), and montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) are also present in this diverse ecoregion.

    Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests


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