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Birdlife International
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bridled Quail-Dove

The Bridled Quail-Dove is a shy and inconspicuous medium-sized ground-dwelling dove. They have a green-dominated iridescence with shades of blue and violet on the neck and upper back and a distinctive white line below the eye. They are typically found foraging among leaf litter in mountainous forests and lowland woodlands. It is a resident within a restricted range of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and some of the Lesser Antilles. They are usually seen alone or in pairs, but aggregations of over a dozen may occur, especially in the non-breeding season. Bridled Quail-doves typically eat slugs, snails, invertebrates, flowers and seeds found while foraging in the dense leaf litter of their habitat.

It is considered uncommon or rare virtually everywhere within its range. The Bridled Quail-Dove is considered territorially endangered in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bridled Quail-doves have not fared well in areas of human activity. Numbers have declined across its range, presumably due to habitat loss, but also due to hunting and predation by introduced predators such as the Indian mongoose, snakes and crabs.