French: Tocro à face noire German: Schwarzohrwachtel Spanish: Corcovado orejinegro
Tucurrique, Costa Rica
Subspecies and Distribution
O. m. verecundus
J. L. Peters, 1929 – Caribbean slope of Honduras.
O. m. melanotis
Salvin, 1865 – SE Honduras, Nicaragua and Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panama.
22–28 cm; estimated weight of male 340 g, of female 329 g. Very similar to O. erythrops, but lacks white jugular band. Bare ring around eye purple; overall... read more
Advertising call a far-carrying, ringing duet (sometimes given by solo bird), repeated up to 12... read more
Tropical and lower subtropical forests at 450–1600 m, locally to sea-level. Found on forest... read more
Food and feeding
No precise information available, but appears to scratch in leaf-litter for insects and fallen fruits like other Odontophorus;... read more
Season probably commences in late dry season in Panama. Probably monogamous. Nest found in excavation between buttresses of tree, and lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: possibly Safe. Total population might number fewer than 50,000 birds, and declining. Restricted range; very little... read more
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