from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of bird in the genera Geotrygon and Starnoenas of the pigeon family found in the Americas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American pigeon of the genus Starnænas. S. cyanocephalus is the blue-headed quail-dove, found in the West Indies and Florida.
- n. See partridge-dove.
Several species are of conservation concern including Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (VU) and blue-headed quail-dove Starnoenas cyanocephala (EN).
A number of endemic avifauna inhabit this region, including the acaruna tapaculo, Pierre bush tanager, Pierre warbler, and Tacaruna quail-dove.