Stripe-faced Wood-Quail (Odontophorus balliviani)

Order: Galliformes | Family: Odontophoridae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

stripe-faced wood quail
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Ccosnitpata Valley, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~26.6 cm (10.5 in). The Stripe-faced Wood-Quail is all brown with black spots on the upperparts and white spots on the underparts. Best distinguished by a rufous crest and a black stripe that starts at the loral area, run across the eye towards the nape and neck. It forages on the floor of montane forests. Difficult to see in its largely hilly habitats. The underparts are similar to that of the Starred Wood-Quail, but these species are not known to overlap.

Status:  The Stripe-faced Wood-Quail is rare to uncommon. It is the only wood-quail found at higher elevations in montane forests at elevations ranging between approximately 1800 – 3300 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Codorniz Enmascarada.

Sub-species: Stripe-faced Wood-Quail (Odontophorus balliviani) Gould, 1846.

Meaning of Name:  Odontophorus: Gr. Bearing teeth. balliviani:  After Jose Ballivian, former president of Bolivia. In reference to the thick toothed bill of the genus Odontophorus, named after a Bolivian president.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 10/18/2014.