Family New World Quails (Odontophoridae)

Least Concern

Stripe-faced Wood-quail (Odontophorus balliviani)


Taxonomy

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

Odontophorus Balliviani

Gould

, 1846,

Cochabamba, Bolivia

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/53362 on 24 September 2018).