is a genus of New World doves
, which are sometimes included in Columbina
. Its two members are
They are small, long-tailed doves with extensive scaling to the plumage, and a rufous primary-patch, which is distinctive in flight. They are largely terrestrial and occur in pairs of small flocks in open areas, including scrub and cultivation.
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