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Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Common Ground Dove, Ground Dove, Scaly-breasted Ground-Dove, Scaled Ground-Dove, Speckled Ground-Dove, Rosy Ground-Dove
Old scientific name(s): Columbigallina passerina


Guánica, Puerto Rico - Nov 7, 2008 © William Hull  Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Lee County, Florida, USA - May 27, 2001 © William Hull  Fort DeSoto County Park, Pinellas County, Florida, USA - Nov 17, 2006 © William Hull  Fort DeSoto County Park, Pinellas County, Florida, USA - Nov 17, 2006 © William Hull  Blue Hole National Park, Bermuda - Mar 26, 2003 © Glen Tepke 
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S. United States through Central America s. to c. South America;
North and Central America:
(1) Se. coast of the United States from s. South Carolina to se. Texas.
(2) Sw. United States from Colorado Delta in s. California, s. Nevada, c. Arizona, s. New Mexico e. to s. Texas and s. in Baja through Mexico to Guatemala and Belize.
(3) Socorro Is. in the Revillagigedo Archipelago.
(4) Honduras (Bay Islands) to Costa Rica (Guanacaste and c. highlands) and w. Panama (Azuero Peninsula to Canal Zone).
The West Indies:
(5) Bermuda (Blue Hole National Park) and the Bahamas except Inagua Is.
(6) S. Bahamas (Great Inagua Is.) and Mona Is.
(7) Cuba, Isle of Pines, Cayman Is. (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Brac Is., Hispaniola and adjacent is.
(8) Jamaica.
(9) Navassa Is. off sw. Hispaniola.
(10) Puerto Rico including Culebras and Vieques and the n. Virgin Is.
(11) St. Croix and the n. Lesser Antilles.
(12) Martinique.
(13) S. Lesser Antilles from St. Lucia and Barbados s. to Grenada.
South America:
(14) N. Colombia w. to Cordoba and Patia, Venezuela s. to the Orinoco and offshore is. including the Dutch Antilles, Los Hermanos and La Tortuga from Aruba to Los Testigos, Margarita Is. and Trinidad.
(15) Nc. Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley).
(16) W. Colombia (Cauca Valley and arid upper Dagua Valley).
(17) C. Ecuador from Rio Guaillabamba s. to Riobamba.
(18) Ex. s. Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and n. Brazil in Amazonia from the Rio Negro and Rio Madeira e. to Amapa, e. Para, Maranhao, Piaui and Pernambuco and s. to coastal Bahia.
Florida (Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Lee County, Fort DeSoto, Pinellas County), Arizona (Patagonia, Santa Cruz County)


Havana, Havana Province, Cuba - Mar 16, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Two birds are perched in a tree performing some sort of display.


Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Florida Museum of Natural History


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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