Definitions

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.

Etymologies

From quail +‎ dove. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Several species are of conservation concern including Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (VU) and blue-headed quail-dove Starnoenas cyanocephala (EN).

    Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba

  • A number of endemic avifauna inhabit this region, including the acaruna tapaculo, Pierre bush tanager, Pierre warbler, and Tacaruna quail-dove.

    Eastern Panamanian montane forests

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