Buffy-crowned wood partridge

Dendrortyx leucophrys

The buffy-crowned wood partridge is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Small groups forage in underbrush, secondary growth, near forest clearings and coffee plantations. The species local name is "chir-ras-qua" after its noisy call. It has a chicken-like appearance due to its long tail and legs. Its pale iris and streaked neck differentiates it from other quail like birds.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderGalliformes
FamilyOdontophoridae
GenusDendrortyx
SpeciesD. leucophrys
Photographed in
Costa Rica