Family New World Quails (Odontophoridae)

Vulnerable

Tacarcuna Wood-quail (Odontophorus dialeucos)


Taxonomy

French: Tocro du Panama German: Tacarcunawachtel Spanish: Corcovado del Tacarcuna
Taxonomy:

Odontophorus dialeucos

Wetmore

, 1963,

Darién, Panama

.

Sometimes considered conspecific with O. atrifrons, O. strophium, O. columbianus and O. leucolaemus. Probably most closely related to O. strophium. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Tacarcuna ridge in extreme E Panama (E Darién) and adjacent NW Colombia (Chocó).

Descriptive notes

22–25 cm; estimated weight of male 264 g, of female 258 g. Crown black; separated from black throat by white supercilium, lores and chin. Overall coloration dark or... read more

Voice

Advertising call is apparently undescribed, but gives low, rapid alarm calls similar to other ... read more

Habitat

Subtropical forest at 1050–1450 m. Found on forest floor.

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

Virtually no information; juvenile collected in early June.

Movements

Presumably sedentary. Occurs in pairs or in groups of up to eight individuals.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: possibly Safe. Previously considered Near Threatened. Total population speculated to number 6000–15,000 birds with a range of just 230 km... read more

Recommended citation

Carroll, J.P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Tacarcuna Wood-quail (Odontophorus dialeucos). 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/53358 on 20 June 2018).