Destruction of the species's habitat is presumed to take place for timber, cultivation and pasture.
The Tuxtla quail-dove (Zentrygon carrikeri) or Veracruz quail-dove is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to pristine montane rainforest in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas of Mexico's Veracruz state. It was once considered a subspecies of the purplish-backed quail-dove of Central America.
Its natural habitats are lowland and montane tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.