Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea

Photo: Frank van Spelde

Classification

Columbidae [family]
Geotrygon [genus] (1)
mystacea [species]

Classification

Columbidae [family]
Geotrygon [genus] (1)
mystacea [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Endemic to Antilles
    Distribution description Lesser Antilles (but absent from Anguilla, St Maarten, Barbados, St Vincent, the Grenadines, and Grenada), Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico (including Vieques).
    Notes on presence status A single observation of this species from St. Maarten in Yokoyama (2013).

    Publications

    • Bos, O.G., Bakker, P.A.J., Henkens, R., Debrot, A.O. 2018. Preliminary checklist of extant endemic species and subspecies of the windward Saba and the Saba Bank) Preliminary checklist of extant endemic species and subspecies of the windward. 65. Wageningen Marine Research Report no. C067.18.
    • Hoogerwerf, A. 1977. Notes on the birds of St. Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 54: 60-123.
    • Raffaele, H., Wiley, J., Garrido, O., Keith, A. & Raffaele, J. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. 511 pp. Christopher Helm, London.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Voous, K.H. 1955. De vogels van de Nederlandse Antillen (Birds of the Netherlands Antilles). 205pp. Werkgroup Nederlandse Antillen, Curaçao.
    • Voous, K.H. 1955. The birds of St. Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 6: 1-82.
    • Voous, K.H., Koelers, H.J. 1967. Check-list of the birds of St. Martin, Saba, and St. Eustatius. Ardea 55: 115-137.
    • Wells, J., Debrot, A.O. 2008. Saba. In: Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius). 259-271. BirdLife International.
    • Wells, J., Debrot, A.O. 2008. St. Eustatius. In: Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius). 284-289. BirdLife International.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.