Length: 17 cm. Present throughout Brazil, and Mexico to Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. In the Amazon is found only locally, being absent from areas with extensive forests. It is the most known Brazilian turtledoves, being common in open areas, fields, plantations and urban areas. It feeds on grain and seeds in the ground. Lives alone, in pairs or in groups of varying sizes. When frightened, it flies for short distances, making a sound with their wings. Makes a shallow nest, located 1 m tall or more, amid the bushes. In cities, usually nest on beams, under tiles on roofs of buildings or sheds. lays 2 white eggs. The male is rusty brown with bluish-gray head, the female is entirely light brown. Known as rola-caldo-de-feijão, rolinha-comum, rola-cabocla (Paraíba), sangue-de-boi (Grajaú) and rolinha-roxa.