Family New World Quails (Odontophoridae)

Least Concern

Stripe-faced Wood-quail (Odontophorus balliviani)


French: Tocro de Ballivian German: Streifengesichtwachtel Spanish: Corcovado enmascarado

Odontophorus Balliviani


, 1846,

Cochabamba, Bolivia




E slope of Andes of SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

26–28 cm; estimated weight of male 311 g, of female 324 g. Crest and crown chestnut bordered by buff; eyering red, with black stripe behind eye extending along edge of... read more


Advertising call considered similar to that of O. speciosus, but faster, a rapidly... read more


Montane subtropical forest with many tree ferns, bamboos and epiphytes at 1000–3300 m, and... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.


Virtually nothing known. Song regular in May in Bolivia. Egg size 38 mm × 26·8 mm.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: possibly Safe. Total population might number fewer than 50,000 birds; perhaps in decline. Restricted range, variously... read more

Recommended citation

Carroll, J.P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Stripe-faced Wood-quail (Odontophorus balliviani). 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 on 19 February 2020).