French: Tocro tacheté German: Tropfenwachtel Spanish: Corcovado goteado
Bay of Honduras = Belize
S Mexico (S México to Yucatán) and Belize through Guatemala and W & C Honduras into adjacent Nicaragua; also locally in Costa Rica and adjacent W Panama.
23–28 cm; average male 314 g, female 294 g. Only heavily spotted Odontophorus in Middle America. Polymorphic in both sexes, with brown and red morphs. Brown... read more
Advertising call, mainly given early morning and evening, a rapidly repeated but variable series of... read more
Tropical and subtropical montane forests at 500–3000 m, although locally to lower elevations... read more
Food and feeding
Small bulbs, rootlets, flesh of large nuts and insects, including pupae and larvae (of Diptera, Coleoptera). Food obtained by scratching... read more
Nesting possibly May–Jun in Yucatán, Mexico; young chicks in Mar in Panama and May in Chiapas, S Mexico, and Guatemala; male... read more
Presumably sedentary; might undertake altitudinal migrations in Costa Rica. Circulates in coveys of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Very few data available; total population might number fewer than 500,000 birds, possibly declining. Apparently... read more
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