French: Tocro à miroir German: Kragenwachtel Spanish: Corcovado gorjiblanco
Ortyx (Odontophorus) strophium
W slope of E Andes of Colombia; restricted to few areas in departments of Santander (where possibly extinct) and Cundinamarca.
25·5–27 cm; estimated weight 302 g. Only wood-quail in range with black-and-white throat bands. Black band across foreneck, separating white throat from white... read more
Advertising call (mostly heard 06:30–07:30 hours), which can continue for up to 30 seconds,... read more
Montane temperate and subtropical forests at 1600–2050 m, especially those dominated by ... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on fruits and seeds, including Quercus humboldtii, Trigonobalanus, Cavendishia guatapensis and C... read more
Breeding season apparently coincides with peaks of annual rainfall during Mar–May and Sept–Nov (based on several adults... read more
Presumably sedentary. Occurs in small groups of 1–3 birds.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Mace Lande: Endangered. Previously considered Critically Endangered. Total population thought to number 1300–2900 birds, and still declining. Restricted... read more
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