Order: Galliformes | Family: Odontophoridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Tambopata, SE Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Pantiacolla, SE Peru
Status: The Starred Wood-Quail occurs in lowland Amazonia where it is found mostly below 1000 m. It is found only on the South side of the Amazon, Marañon, and west of the Pastaza Rivers. Uncommon to rare. More often heard than seen. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Codorniz Estrellada.
Sub-species: Starred Wood-Quail (Odontophorus stellatus) (Gould, 1843).
Meaning of Name: Odontophorus: Gr. Bearing teeth. stellatus: L. stellata= starred, bearing stars. A thick and tooth-billed wood-quail that bears stars. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Bo.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.