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Spotted Wood-Quail

Odontophorus guttatus

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Elusive dark quail found in the interior of humid tropical forest in lowlands and foothills. Forages stealthily in forest interior, usually in pairs or small groups, and usually runs rather than flies when disturbed. Sexes look alike, with erect crest, blackish throat, and white polka dots on breast. Sometimes in same areas as the much smaller Singing Quail, which is much more easily seen.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America