NEW WORLD QUAILS   -   ODONTOPHORIDAE


Long-tailed Wood-Partridge - Dendrortyx macroura
Long-tailed Wood-Partridge
Dendrortyx macroura oaxacae
La Cumbre, Oaxaca, Mexico
Endemic to Mexico; found in highland forests west of the Isthmus. (S13)


Long-tailed Wood-Partridge - Dendrortyx macroura
Long-tailed Wood-Partridge
Dendrortyx macroura oaxacae
La Cumbre, Oaxaca, Mexico
Same individual as above. (S13)


Crested Bobwhite - Colinus cristatus
Crested Bobwhite
Colinus cristatus dickeyi
Along the road between the Panamerican Highway and La Ensenada Lodge, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.
This subspecies is one of several that is split by some authorities as Spot-bellied Bobwhite Colinus leucopogon. (S8)


Black-fronted Wood-Quail - Odontophorus atrifrons
Black-fronted Wood-Quail
Odontophorus atrifrons atrifrons
El Dorado Lodge, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena department, Colombia.
Odontophorus is one of the hardest groups of birds to see, never mind photograph. The is the first species I have ever been able toget a shot of. These two birds were feeding in a compost pile behind the lodge, and were surprisingly tolerant of all the commotion and excited birders. (S6)


Black-fronted Wood-Quail - Odontophorus atrifrons
Black-fronted Wood-Quail
Odontophorus atrifrons atrifrons
El Dorado Lodge, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena department, Colombia.
(D6)


Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail - Odontophorus erythrops
Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail
Odontophorus erythrops parambae
Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Dark-backed Wood-Quail - Odontophorus melanonotus
Dark-backed Wood-Quail
Odontophorus melanonotus
Paz de las Aves refuge, Pichincha, Ecuador
One of a small covey that came in to eat bananas at a feeder. (S11)


Singing Quail - Dactylortyx thoracicus
Singing Quail
Dactylortyx thoracicus chiapensis/edwardsi
El Sumidero National Park, Chiapas state, Mexico.
Male. This species is widespread from Mexico to Honduras. (S5)


Ocellated Quail - Cyrtonyx ocellatus
Ocellated Quail
Cyrtonyx ocellatus
San Cristóbal-Chanal road, Chiapas, Mexico
Found in highland forest and clearings from southeastern Mexico to northern Nicaragua. Closely related to Montezuma Quail C. montezuma and sometimes lumped with it. (S13)




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