French: Colin à sourcils blancs German: Guatemalawachtel Spanish: Colín cariclaro
Other common names:
Cobán, Vera Paz, Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
D. l. leucophrys
(Gould, 1844) – S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and NW Nicaragua.
D. l. hypospodius
Salvin, 1896 – C Costa Rica.
28–35·5 cm; estimated weight of male 397 g, of female 340 g. Forecrown, supercilium, chin and throat white; ear-coverts black. Overall coloration chestnut and... read more
Much like those of its two congeners. Most common vocalization is a rapid series of loud hoarse... read more
Favours humid to semi-humid, montane oak and pine forest, evergreen and cloudforests at 300–... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known, like congenerics. Seeds, flower buds and small fruits, including drupes, as well as invertebrates. Has been observed... read more
Recorded in May in Guatemala, Feb–Jun in El Salvador; chicks half-grown during Apr–Jul in Honduras and El Salvador, or Jun... read more
Apparently sedentary. Moves about in coveys of 4–6 birds (probably family groups), but up to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Virtually nothing known; total population might number in region of 20,000–200,000 birds; possibly decreasing... read more
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