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Bridled Quail-dove Geotrygon mystacea
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass 211 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 14,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant Yes      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Dominica Native Extant Yes      
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Martinique (to France) Native Extant Yes      
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant Yes      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant       Yes
St Lucia Native Extant Yes      
St Martin (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Virgin Islands (to USA) Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Antigua and Barbuda Christian Valley site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Wallings Forest site factsheet
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Saba site factsheet
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) The Quill, Sint Eustatius site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Forestry massif of Basse-Terre island site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin's eastern coastline site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Forêts du Nord et de la Montagne Pelée site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Pitons du Carbet site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Presqu'île de la Caravelle site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Centre Hills site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Northern Forested Ghauts site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) South Soufriere Hills site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Vieques site factsheet
St Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Government Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Mandele Dry Forest site factsheet
St Martin (to France) Pic Paradis site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to UK) Great Tobago site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) St John site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Geotrygon mystacea. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)
Species name author (Temminck, 1811)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 14,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species