Order Galliformes

Family Odontophoridae

New World Quails
Only subscribers have complete access to the families of the HBW Alive. To make the most of all of HBW's features, discover our subscriptions now!
HBW Alive Plans & Pricing  Why subscribe

Vertical Tabs

  • 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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52220 on 14 December 2019).