The Blue ground dove (Claravis pretiosa) is a small dove of open woodland and clearings, occurring in Mexico south to northwestern Peru and, east of the Andes, south to northern Argentina. The male is pearly blue-grey overall, with black spots on the secondaries and wing coverts, and entirely black primaries. The female is cinnamon-brown, with a rufous rump, dark brown spots on the secondaries and wing coverts, and blackish primaries. It builds a flimsy dish nest of twigs 1–11 m high in a tree and lays two white eggs. It feeds mainly on the ground on seeds and small insects, and take grit. The male’s song, given from the treetops, is a loud boop.
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