French: Colin barré German: Bindenwachtel Spanish: Colín bandeado
California; error = Mexico
W Mexico from SW Jalisco and Colima S to Morelos, SW Puebla and SE Guerrero; range predicted to extend as far E as Oaxaca.
18–21·5 cm; 115–160 g, with male averaging 130 g, female 126 g. Breast and belly white with black barring; overall coloration greyish brown to grey; head... read more
Territorial call a repeated ringing “keeah!”, sometimes in rapid, sharp series. Also a squealing “... read more
Arid and semi-arid tropical scrub, weed bordered agricultural land, and overgrown pastures, from... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly seeds of Desmodium and Crotalaria; also seeds of sunflower, thistles, corn cockle, Croton and cultivated... read more
Nesting recorded in Aug–Sept. Mating system presumed to be monogamous. In captivity: nest made of grass with partial roof; average... read more
Sedentary. Often occurs in coveys of 5–20 birds; overall mean covey size of 12 birds, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Total population may number fewer than 100,000 birds, but thought to be stable. Limited range, but recently... read more
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