Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Ruddy Quail-Dove|
|Haitian (Haiti)||Pèdri fran|
|Russian||Рыжая перепелиная горлица|
|Serbian||Riđi prepeličji golub|
|Spanish||Paloma Perdiz Común|
|Spanish (Argentina)||Paloma Montera Castaña|
|Spanish (Costa Rica)||Paloma-Perdiz Rojiza|
|Spanish (Dominican Republic)||Perdiz Colorada|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Paloma Perdiz Rojiza|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Paloma Canela|
|Spanish (Panama)||Paloma-Perdiz Rojiza|
|Spanish (Paraguay)||Paloma montera castaña|
|Spanish (Peru)||Paloma-Perdiz Rojiza|
|Spanish (Puerto Rico)||Paloma Perdiz Rojiza|
|Spanish (Spain)||Paloma perdiz común|
|Spanish (Uruguay)||Paloma Montaraz Castaña|
|Spanish (Venezuela)||Paloma Perdiz Cara Roja|
|Turkish||Kızıl Bıldırcın Kumrusu|
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The Ruddy Quail-Dove is the most widely distributed species of Geotrygon; it occurs in the Caribbean and in Central and South America from Mexico south to Argentina. Like other species of quail-dove, it is a medium-sized columbid and is stocky in shape. Males are mostly chestnut brown, while the females area lighter brown; both sexes have a pale stripe along the side of the face under under the eye, and reddish tarsi. The Ruddy Quail-Dove is widely distributed in forest and woodland habitats, but does not tolerate extensive habitat fragmentation. Like other quail-doves, this species forages solitarily or in pairs for seeds and invertebrates on the ground in thick cover.