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Bridled quail-dove
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The bridled quail-dove (Geotrygon mystacea) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found from Saint Lucia, northward to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

This bird is a ground-dwelling dove that usually forages among the leaves in forests and lowland woodlands. It is shy and secretive. Nicknames for the bird include wood dove and wood hen.

A few years ago, this population was common. Currently, the populations of the Quail-Dove seem to be endangered. Over the past few years, there have been a variety of influences that have cause their decline such as habitat loss, hunting, natural disasters, and predation. In fact, this species is said to be “the highest territorial priority species in need of conservation measures."

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