French: Tocro marron German: Kastanienwachtel Spanish: Corcovado castaño
Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia
C & W Andes of Colombia; more locally in E Andes#R.
25–29 cm; male 325–380 g, female 325–330 g. Overall coloration chestnut to dark brown; feathers around eye and ear-coverts greyish white. Head chestnut,... read more
Advertising call much like those of congeners, being a rollicking, rapidly repeated duet, “... read more
Montane subtropical forests at 1600–2800 m, including dense second growth and forest borders... read more
Food and feeding
Consumes seeds and berries, and possibly also insects. Forages by scratching in leaf-litter for roots, seeds and fruits which have fallen... read more
Until recently unknown, with laying thought to be during Apr–May, based on gonad development, while recent observations in C Andes... read more
Presumably sedentary. Groups of 3–9 individuals reported. Group home range size (maintained... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted range; very little information available. Total population may number fewer than 10,000 birds, and... read more
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