The Plain-breasted Ground-dove (Columbina minuta) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest. They lack the scaled feathers of the similar and more abundant Common Ground Dove. At 15 cm (6 in), the Plain-breasted Ground-dove is the shortest, if not the lightest-weight, pigeon on earth.
- BirdLife International 2004. Columbina minuta. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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