Purple-winged Ground-dove

The Claravis geoffroyi (scientific name) or purple-winged ground-dove is found in the bamboo Atlantic forests, in 2-3 parts of South America. No more than 9 inches in length, the male has slate-blue plumage overall, which gets lighter on the underparts. The belly, head and tail are all white. The tail has two central grey feathers. The wings, however, have three maroon bands, with a white edge. The female is duller with brown plumage. Its eyes and legs are pink. Its diet is highly specific consisting almost entirely of bamboo seeds. However, when bamboo seeds are limited they eat fruits and other seeds. An average clutch has 2 eggs incubated for 14 days. Its IUCN listing is CRITICALLY ENDANGERED with not more than 250 birds left.

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