Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Geotrygon
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea

Clint W. Boal
Version: 1.0 — Published September 16, 2011

Diet and Foraging

Diet

Columbids are considered primarily granivorous and frugivorous. Seaman (1966) examined crop contents of collected Bridled Quail-Doves and found primarily fruit, flowers, seeds, and infrequently mollusks (e.g., slugs and snails) and invertebrates. Chipley (1991) reported berries of Eugenia spp. were a common food item. Boal (2008) observed a Bridled Quail-Dove capture and consume a dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepi) while foraging in dense leaf litter.

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Boal, C. W. (2011). Bridled Quail-Dove (Geotrygon mystacea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.brqdov1.01