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Banded Quail Philortyx fasciatus



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Banded Quail
eBird range map for Banded Quail

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Philortyx fasciatus is endemic to Mexico, and distributed from the central Jalisco to southeastern Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla and central western Mexico.

It is a resident species, but in mountainous areas can make altitudinal movements after the breeding season. It is considered common to uncommon in the country; has been calculated that the range of occurrence of this species is approximately 91,000 km2, and the overall population has been quantified between 10,000 to 100,000 individuals.

Distribution outside the Americas

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It lives in arid and semi-arid scrublands, field-crops with wooded edges, tall grass, and brushwood. It is found between 0 - 1500 m asl.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Banded Quail (Philortyx fasciatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: