What Is The Scientific Name Of Cinnamon Ground Dove? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF CINNAMON GROUND DOVE– In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of cinnamon ground dove.
Also known as golden-heart dove, red-throated ground dove or golden-heart pigeon, it is a species of ground-dwelling dove in the dove and pigeon family Columbidae. This dove species is native to New Guinea.
It is around 22–24 centimeters and weighs anywhere ranging from 121 up to 137grams.
The dove has a red ‘blushing’ mark on its head. Its over-body is covered in light brown, grey colour and has a has a yellow marking on its belly surrounded by white, hence, the name golden-heart pigeon.
The dove’s call is faint like a trill. It also has a soft purring sound that lasts for a few seconds.
It feeds on insects, fallen fruits and seeds and can scavenge through the leaf litter that lays on the ground to find most of its food.
The binomial name of cinnamon ground dove is Gallicolumba rufigula.
Gallicolumba is a genus of ground dives in the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is derived from the two Latin terms gallus, which means rooster, which is known to be a ground bird, and columba, which means “dove“.
The specific name rufigula, on the other hand, is derived from the two Latin words rufus which means “red” and gula which means “throat“.
It also has five subspecies, namely:
- Gallicolumba rufigula alaris
- Gallicolumba rufigula helviventris
- Gallicolumba rufigula orientalis
- Gallicolumba rufigula rufigula
- Gallicolumba rufigula septentrionalis