Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus

  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Odontophoridae
  • Polytypic: 17 subspecies
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Reproductive display include very particular song in duet. Both parents look after and protect the chicks.

The breeding season extends from February to October. In Yucatan has been reported a nest with 5 eggs, these are white with yellowish marks, measuring 29-31 x 23.5-25 mm.

Recommended Citation

Singing Quail (Dactylortyx thoracicus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: