An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Gamebirds - Quail  

There are many species of quail in tropical America, but they are hard to photograph. Quail generally travel in small family groups, and are more often heard than seen.


Black-fronted Wood Quail
Black-fronted Wood Quail (Odontophorus atrifrons)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia

Northern Bobwhite
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) Male
Lake Marian, Florida,
The Northern Bobwhite is hunted in the United States. Its range extends south to Guatemala.

Chestnut Wood Quail
Chestnut Wood Quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus) Male
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
A species found only in Colombia Guatemala.


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