French: Tocro étoilé German: Sternwachtel Spanish: Corcovado estrellado
Ortyx (Odontophorus) stellatus
Upper Amazon region: E Ecuador, E Peru and W Brazil (S of Amazon, E to R Madeira and beyond#R) S to NW & NE Bolivia. Possibly occurs also in extreme SE Colombia.
24–28 cm; estimated weight of male 358 g, of female 315 g. Large crest rufous-chestnut; head and neck ash-grey; yellow eyering; sometimes has white flecking on... read more
Advertising call, which is slower and slightly more rolling than that of O. gujanensis (... read more
Lowland tropical forest, including terra firme, transitional and floodplain forests,... read more
Food and feeding
No precise information available, but feeds on forest floor, scratching for insects and berries in the leaf-litter, and is recorded in... read more
Very few data available, but nest is typical Odontophorus domed structure on ground with small entrance hole, the eggs are white... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Very little information available; total population might number over 750,000 birds. Reported to be fairly common... read more
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