French: Colin ceinturé German: Langbeinwachtel Spanish: Colín carirrufo
Subspecies and Distribution
R. c. pudibundus
J. L. Peters, 1929 – NE Honduras and E Nicaragua.
R. c. cinctus
(Salvin, 1876) – Costa Rica and Panama.
R. c. australis
Chapman, 1915 – Pacific coast of Colombia and N Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
17–20 cm; male 165 g, unsexed 150 g. Forehead, sides of head, and malar region rufous; black streak through eye to side of neck. Overall coloration grey and brown.... read more
Song has a hollow and rather tinamou-like or dove-like quality. Typically commences with a series... read more
Lowland tropical forest at elevations below 1450 m. Most commonly found on forest floor, and roosts... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, worms and insects recorded. Tends to peck with bill rather than scratch in litter.
Female with developed egg collected in early Mar, and downy young during late Mar and Apr in Panama. Apparently monogamous. Eggs white,... read more
Presumably sedentary. Usually found in pairs, but groups of up to eight birds reported. Rarely if... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Very little information available; total population may number fewer than 500,000 birds, perhaps declining.... read more
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