Order
Galliformes
Family
Odontophoridae
Genus
Odontophorus
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Marbled Wood-Quail Odontophorus gujanensis

Clark Frederick Johnson
Version: 1.0 — Published June 17, 2011

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The Marbled Wood-Quail is patchily distributed in lowland tropical and subtropical forest from Panama to Bolivia. The eight described subspecies do not differ greatly, varying mostly in subtle changes in coloration, especially on the sides of the head. The Marbled Wood-Quail is more often heard than seen, and its loud raucous vocalizations, which are often given as a duet or a chorus, are a common sound in many lowland forests. Apparently monogamous, the species builds chambered nests with dead vegetation at the base of trees or among roots.

Distribution of the Marbled Wood-Quail
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Distribution of the Marbled Wood-Quail

Recommended Citation

Johnson, C. F. (2011). Marbled Wood-Quail (Odontophorus gujanensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.mawqua1.01