Birds of Nicaragua BETA

    GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae (New World Quail)  
Genus: Odontophorus (2 species, 15 worldwide)

Genus Odontophorus, Wood Quail, are small round 'gamebirds', around 25 cm., and are found on the tropical forest floor. Wood quail have ornate feather patterns, with shades of brown, rufous and other earth tones. They are almost always move in groups.

Spotted Wood Quail
Spotted Wood Quail (Odontophorus guttatus)
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Black-eared Wood Quail
Black-eared Wood Quail (Odontophorus melanotis melanotis)
DariĆ©n, Panama  
Photograph by Mikael Bauer   © All Rights Reserved.

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