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Metriopelia ceciliae (Bare-faced Ground Dove)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Bare-faced Ground Dove (Metriopelia ceciliae) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.52148
EDGE Score: 2.35342


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean wet puna Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cordillera Central páramo Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Peruvian Yungas Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva Biologica de la Cordillera de Sama Biological Reserve IV 265144 Bolivia  
Reserva de Huascarán National Park II 844711 Ancash, Peru  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve 988422 Argentina  
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve 559837 Bolivia  
Reserva Nacional Lauca National Park II 349990 Chile  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Alto Valle Santa Eulalia-Milloc Peru A1, A2
Bosque de Noqno Peru A1, A2
Bosque de Zárate Peru A1
Chalhuanca Peru A2
Champará Peru A1, A2, A3
Chiguata Peru A1
Cordillera Huayhuash y Nor-Oyón Peru A1, A2, A3
Cotahuasi Peru A1, A2, A3
Covire Peru A1, A3
Cuencas de Ríos Caine y Mizque Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Lago Lagunillas Peru A1
Lago Poopó y Río Laka Jahuira Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Manu Peru A1, A2, A3
Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central Peru A1, A2, A3
Reserva Biológica Cordillera de Sama Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Reserva Nacional de Flora y Fauna Tariquía Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Reserva Nacional de Paracas Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii
Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu Peru A1, A2, A3
Valle del Majes Peru A1, A2
Vertiente Sur del Parque Nacional Tunari Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Wiñapajatun Peru A1, A2, A3
Yungas Superiores de Apolobamba Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Beale Park
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)

Range Map



Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2005-05-26, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011