The Ruddy Ground-Dove of northeastern Brazil belongs to the nominal subspecies C. t. talpacoti, which is distributed through much of eastern South America (Clements 2007). RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Figure 1. A strange sight: A male Gray-pileated Finch, apparently trying to copulate with a Ruddy Ground-Dove. The finch repeated his attempt several times, while I watched from my hide. The dove did not seem to be very incommodated, and did not move away.To top of page
Figure 2. One of the common brasilian names for this dove is "Rolinha-caldo-de-feijão", which means "Bean-Soup-Dove". These doves are often hunted with slings, even by kids.
I am not certain about the gender of the bird on the photo. It might be a young male. See fig. 3 for more detailed view of head.To top of page