Columbina talpacoti - (Temminck, 1810)
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Other Common Names: Rolinha-Roxa, Rolinha-Caldo-de-Feijăo
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Columbina talpacoti (Temminck, 1810) (TSN 177156)
French Common Names: Colombe rousse
Spanish Common Names: Tórtola Rojiza, Palomita Colorado
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.100407
Element Code: ABNPB06040
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Vertebrates - Birds - Other Birds
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Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Craniata Aves Columbiformes Columbidae Columbina
Genus Size: C - Small genus (6-20 species)
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). 1998. Check-list of North American birds. Seventh edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C. [as modified by subsequent supplements and corrections published in The Auk]. Also available online: http://www.aou.org/.
Concept Reference Code: B98AOU01NAUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Columbina talpacoti
Taxonomic Comments: Here considered distinct from the form in western Ecuador and Peru (Columbina buckleyi).
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 27Nov1996
Global Status Last Changed: 27Nov1996
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNA (19Mar1997)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Arizona (S1B,S2N)

Other Statuses

IUCN Red List Category: LC - Least concern

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Resident in lowlands of the neotropics (to 2400 m) from northern Sinaloa, eastern San Luis Potosi, and Tamaulipas south to Panama, and from Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, and the Guianas south, east of the Andes, through eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil to Uruguay and northern Argentina (Sibley and Monroe 1990). Ranges north to the southwestern U.S. and southern Texas.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Resident in lowlands of the neotropics (to 2400 m) from northern Sinaloa, eastern San Luis Potosi, and Tamaulipas south to Panama, and from Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, and the Guianas south, east of the Andes, through eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil to Uruguay and northern Argentina (Sibley and Monroe 1990). Ranges north to the southwestern U.S. and southern Texas.

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Endemism: occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

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Range Map
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Ecology & Life History
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Non-Migrant: Y
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Palustrine Habitat(s): Riparian
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Cropland/hedgerow, Old field, Savanna, Shrubland/chaparral, Suburban/orchard, Woodland - Hardwood
Habitat Comments: Dry open country, second growth, farmlands, savanna, and towns (Sibley and Monroe 1990).
Adult Food Habits: Granivore
Immature Food Habits: Granivore
Length: 17 centimeters
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation
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Group Name: Small Doves

Use Class: Breeding
Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: Evidence of historical breeding, or current and likely recurring breeding, at a given location, minimally a reliable observation of one or more breeding pairs in appropriate habitat. Be cautious about creating EOs for observations that may represent single breeding events outside the normal breeding distribution.
Separation Barriers: None.
Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: 5 km
Separation Distance for Suitable Habitat: 5 km
Separation Justification: Separation distance somewhat arbitrary. In Mexico, Inca Doves had linear breeding territories along a river ranging from 0.2-0.5 hectares (Johnson 1960). However, these doves form flocks in the nonbreeding season, so annual home ranges are probably considerably larger.
Date: 05Dec2001
Author: Cannings, S.
Notes: Contains species of the genus COLUMBINA.

Use Class: Nonbreeding
Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: Evidence of recurring presence of wintering flocks (including historical); and potential recurring presence at a given location, minimally a reliable observation of 20 birds in appropriate habitat. Occurrences should be locations where the species is resident for some time during the appropriate season; it is preferable to have observations documenting presence over at least 20 days annually. Be cautious about creating EOs for observations that may represent single events.
Separation Barriers: None.
Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: 5 km
Separation Distance for Suitable Habitat: 5 km
Separation Justification: Separation distance arbitrary; set at 5 kilometers to create occurrences that are manageable for conservation purposes.
Date: 22Apr2002
Author: Cannings, S.
Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 06Sep1995
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): Hammerson, G.

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References
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  • Alves, V. S., A. B. A. Soares, G. S. do Couto, A. B. B. Ribeiro, and M. A. Efe. 1997. Aves do Arquipelago dos Abrolhos, Bahia, Brasil. Ararajuba 5:209-218.

  • American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). 1998. Check-list of North American birds. Seventh edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C. [as modified by subsequent supplements and corrections published in The Auk]. Also available online: http://www.aou.org/.

  • BirdLife International. 2004b. Threatened birds of the world 2004. CD ROM. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.

  • Bosque, C., M. A. Pacheco and M. A. Garcia-Amado. 2004. The annual cycle of Colombina ground-doves in seasonal savannas of Venezuela. Journal of Field Ornithology 75:1-17.

  • Braun, M. J., D. W. Finch, M. B. Robbins, and B. K. Schmidt. 2000. A field checklist of the birds of Guyana. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

  • Howell, S. N. G., and S. Webb. 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

  • Johnson, R. F. 1960. Behavior of the Inca Dove. Condor 62:7-24.

  • Parker III, T. A., D. F. Stotz, and J. W. Fitzpatrick. 1996. Ecological and distributional databases for neotropical birds. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

  • Ridgely, R. S. 2002. Distribution maps of South American birds. Unpublished.

  • Ridgely, R. S. and J. A. Gwynne, Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. 2nd edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA.

  • Sibley, C.G., and B.L. Monroe, Jr. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. xxiv + 1111 pp.

  • Sibley, D. A. 2000a. The Sibley guide to birds. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

  • Stiles, F. G. and A. F. Skutch. 1989. A guide to the birds of Costa Rica. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA. 511 pp.

  • Zook, J. L. 2002. Distribution maps of the birds of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Unpublished.

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