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Spot-winged Wood-Quail Odontophorus capueira

  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Odontophoridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Dario Sanches

The Spot-winged Wood-Quail is the only representative of the genus Odontophorus found in the Atlantic forest of eastern South America, where it occurs from eastern Brazil south to extreme northeastern Argentina. It is fairly common on the floor of forest and in second growth, where it feeds on berries and Araucaria nuts. Small, plump, and slightly crested, this species is distinguished from the widespread (but allopatric) Marbled Wood-Quail (Odontophorus gujanensis) by its grayer underparts and namesake black and white speckles on the remiges and wing coverts.

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© Alberto Madroño

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Spot-winged Wood-Quail (Odontophorus capueira), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: