Family New World Quails (Odontophoridae)

Near Threatened

Rufous-breasted Wood-quail (Odontophorus speciosus)


Taxonomy

French: Tocro à poitrine rousse German: Rotbrustwachtel Spanish: Corcovado pechirrufo
Taxonomy:

Odontophorus speciosus

Tschudi

, 1843,

Peru

.

Sometimes considered conspecific with O. erythrops, O. hyperythrus and O. melanonotus. Possibly most closely related to O. hyperythrus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • O. s. soderstromii Lönnberg & Rendahl, 1922 – extreme S Colombia (SE Nariño)#R and E & S Ecuador.
  • O. s. speciosus Tschudi, 1843 – N & C Peru (Amazonas S to Ayacucho).
  • O. s. loricatus Todd, 1932 – SE Peru (Cuzco) to Bolivia (E to Santa Cruz).
  • Descriptive notes

    24–28 cm; estimated weight of male 332 g, of female 302 g. Breast and belly rufous-chestnut; crown dark brown, bordered by black on sides of head and neck, and on... read more

    Voice

    Advertising call is similar to, but higher-pitched than, that of allopatric O. melanonotus... read more

    Habitat

    Tropical and subtropical lowland forest, mainly at elevations between 800 m and 1750 m, but... read more

    Food and feeding

    No information available, but presumed to be much like other Odontophorus.

    Breeding

    No specific information available, other than that the eggs are unmarked white and at least one clutch numbered five.

    Movements

    Presumably sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Very little information available; total population might number over 500,000 birds, and possibly stable.... read more

    Recommended citation

    Carroll, J.P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Rufous-breasted Wood-quail (Odontophorus speciosus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53357 on 22 January 2018).