Black-throated Bobwhite Colinus nigrogularis

  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Odontophoridae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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The crest, the ornamentation on head and the contrasting pattern of the face and chest are important for reproductive displays.

It nests between April and August. Builds its nest in cavities covered with grass on the ground. Eggs pale buff to white, sometimes with dark spots, measured on average 30.5 x 22.7 mm.

Recommended Citation

Black-throated Bobwhite (Colinus nigrogularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: