French: Tocro à poitrine noire German: Weißkehlwachtel Spanish: Corcovado pechinegro
Cordillera de Tolé, Veraguas, Panama
NE, E & C highlands of Costa Rica S to W Panama. Most records on Caribbean slope.
22–25·5 cm; mean 295 g, with males averaging slightly larger than females (c. 300 g versus 286 g). Crown, crest and ear-coverts black; large white patch on... read more
Mostly calls early morning and evening, like other wood-quails. Advertising call a gabbled chorus... read more
Tropical and subtropical forests at 700–1850 m, including second growth and forest borders,... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually no information available: may take plant matter, supplemented with insects.
Nests found in Jun. Probably monogamous. Nests in heavily shaded second growth along bank of stream; nest is hollow in leaf-litter,... read more
Presumably sedentary. Moves about in pairs or groups of up to 15 birds, typically containing 2... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Mace Lande: possibly Safe. Previously considered Near Threatened. Total population might number fewer than 50,000 birds; perhaps declining.... read more
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