Purple-winged Ground Dove

Purple-winged Ground Dove
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Claravis
Species: C. godefrida
Binomial name
Claravis godefrida
(Temminck, 1811)

The Purple-winged Ground Dove (Claravis godefrida) is a critically endangered species of dove, native to Atlantic forest, mainly near bamboo, in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay, and northern-eastern Argentina (Misiones only). It is threatened by habitat loss and possibly the wild bird trade. There are few recent sightings and the total population is estimated to number less than 250 individuals.


  • BirdLife International (2006). Claravis godefrida. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is critically endangered

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