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Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus

  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Odontophoridae
  • Polytypic: 17 subspecies
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Conservation Status

Dactylortyx thoracicus is not a threatened species is globally (Least Concern category). In Mexico the Singing Quail is protected by laws, and is designated as subject to special protection, which means that populations may actually be threatened by factors that adversely affect their viability. Most aspects of their life history are unknown. Although appear to have some ability to tolerate the destruction and fragmentation of their habitat, their biggest threats are excessive deforestation, hunting and grazing within the forest. Use programs are unknown for this species. Studies are needed on their ecology, reproductive biology and food, and encourage studies aimed at conservation.

Effects of human activity on populations

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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: