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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Blue-headed Quail-Dove (Starnoenas cyanocephala)

…a unique species of dove found only on the island of Cuba. Like most doves the blue-headed quail-dove mates for life and is often found in a pair. They also forage almost exclusively on the ground, feeding on seeds, berries, snails and small insects. Blue-headed quail-doves spend almost their entire lives on the ground and rarely fly, only leaving the ground to escape predators or roost. Due to the degradation of its natural habitat of swamps and forests by habitat loss the blue-headed quail dove is currently listed as endangered.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Columbiformes-Columbidae-Starnoenas-cyanocephala

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