Order Galliformes

Family Odontophoridae

New World Quails
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General
  • Fairly small terrestrial birds with compact body, strong legs, and short wings.
  • Neotropical and Nearctic Regions.
  • Tropical, subtropical and temperate forests, forest edge, savanna and agricultural land, from sea-level to 3300 m.
  • 17-37 cm.
  • 10 genera, 35 species, 134 taxa.
  • 7 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Carroll, J.P. (2017). New World Quails (Odontophoridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52220 on 26 September 2017).