French: Colin à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehlwachtel Spanish: Colín gorjinegro
Other common names:
Mexico; error = Belize
Subspecies and Distribution
C. n. persiccus
Van Tyne & Trautman, 1941 – Progreso area of Yucatán, in SE Mexico.
C. n. caboti
Van Tyne & Trautman, 1941 – N Campeche, Yucatán (except Progreso area) and N Quintana Roo, in SE Mexico.
C. n. nigrogularis
(Gould, 1843) – Belize and N Guatemala.
C. n. segoviensis
Ridgway, 1888 – E Honduras and NE Nicaragua.
18–21·5 cm; 109–152 g, with sexes apparently similar. Distinctive face pattern separates from congeners. Forehead, sides of head, and throat black; small... read more
Voice very similar to C. virginianus, though all calls usually higher-pitched and appears... read more
Brush, woodland edge, overgrown fields, forest openings with weeds, pine savannas and agricultural... read more
Food and feeding
Known to take seeds, including Desmodium. Shows little dependence on water, apparently acquiring moisture from vegetation. Coveys... read more
Laying Apr–Aug or later; most reports of adults in breeding condition or clutches during Jun–Aug; newly hatched chicks in Nov.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Status not well known; total population may number 100,000–1,000,000 birds, and thought to be stable.... read more
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