Breeding reportedly occurs in April in Trinidad (Belcher and Smooker 1936, ffrench 1991); in January, March, and June in Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986); from mid-September to November in Brazil (Cleere 1998); in November in Uruguay (Gore and Gepp 1978) and in Bolivia (Cleere 1998); and October-November in Paraguay (Cleere 1998).
No nest is constructed; the eggs are laid on the ground. In Trinidad, three nests were "on the ground among dead leaves, under bushes and tangled vines near the base of a small palm" (Belcher and Smooker 1936). The clutch 1-2. The eggs are elliptical, cream or pinkish cream, blotched and scrawled rich brown, especially around the larger end. The dimensions of four eggs (two clutches of two eggs) were 35.2-37 mm x 25.4-27.2 mm (Belcher and Smooker 1936). The incubation and nestling periods are not known.