Grey-headed Quail-Dove

It is sometimes split into two species: Grey-fronted Quail-dove in Cuba and White-fronted Quail-dove in Hispaniola.

The Grey-headed Quail-Dove is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Grey-headed Quail-dove (Geotrygon caniceps) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is sometimes split into two species: Grey-fronted Quail-dove (G. caniceps) in Cuba and White-fronted Quail-dove (G. leucometopia) in Hispaniola. More

Grey-headed quail-dove (Geotrygon caniceps) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat * Biology * Threats & Conservation * Find out more * Glossary & References * All * More

Grey-headed Quail-dove Geotrygon caniceps 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This species is considered Vulnerable because it has a small population which has suffered a rapid and continuing decline, owing to habitat loss and hunting. Family/Sub-family Columbidae Species name author (Gundlach, 1852) Taxonomic source(s) Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Stotz et al. More

Grey-headed Quail-dove (Geotrygon caniceps) = French: Colombe de Gundlach German: Gundlachtaube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz Camao Other common names: Grey-faced Ground-pigeon; Hispaniolan Quail-dove (leucometopius) Taxonomy: Columba caniceps Gundlach, 1852, Cuba. Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Probably forms a superspecies with G. versicolor, with which shares chestnut underwing and lack of black head markings. Two subspecies recognized. Subspecies and Distribution: * caniceps (Gundlach, 1852) - Cuba. More

* Grey-headed Quail-dove, Geotrygon caniceps * Crested Quail-dove, Geotrygon versicolor * Rufous-breasted Quail-dove, Geotrygon chiriquensis * Olive-backed Quail-dove, Geotrygon veraguensis * White-faced Quail-dove, Geotrygon albifacies * Lined Quail-dove, Geotrygon linearis * White-throated Quail-dove, Geotrygon frenata * Key West Quail-dove, Geotrygon chrysia * Bridled Quail-dove, Geotrygon mystacea More

Grey-headed Quail-Dove - Photo copyright Vaughan Ashby of BirdfindersGrey-headed Quail-Dove Photo copyright Vaughan Ashby of Birdfinders... More

Species limits within Grey-headed Quail-dove Geotrygon caniceps and implications for the conservation of a globally threatened species Bird Conservation International 12 (2001): 169-187 top splits page next family More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Geotrygon
Species : caniceps
Authority : (Gundlach, 1852)