Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||White-faced Quail-Dove|
|French||Colombe des nuages|
|Russian||Белолицая перепелиная горлица|
|Serbian||Beloliki prepeličji golub|
|Spanish||Paloma Perdiz Cariblanca|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Paloma Cara Blanca|
|Spanish (Spain)||Paloma perdiz cariblanca|
|Turkish||Ak Yüzlü Kumru|
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White-faced Quail-Dove is the most widespread of the Middle American Geotrygon, although the species is somewhat local. It is distributed from Mexico south to northwestern Nicaragua, usually at elevations of 1000-2700 m, although occasionally it occurs much lower. Its preferred habitats are humid evergreen and pine evergreen forests, but White-faced Quail-Dove also occurs in cloud forests locally in Mexico. The plumage of White-faced Quail-Dove is most similar to that of the allopatric Chiriqui Quail-Dove (Geotrygon chiriquensis) of Costa Rica and Panama, but in contrast White-faced Quail-Dove lacks a dark malar stripe, has a much paler breast, possesses dark "furrows" over the sides of the neck, and has a purplish cast to the mantle. The biology of White-faced Quail-Dove is poorly known, much like those of many of its congeners, with almost nothing known about its diet and only fragmentary data available concerning breeding.