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Black-breasted Wood Quail - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Greg Lavaty
Monteverde, Costa Rica, January 2009
Odontophorus leucolaemus


22–25·5 cm (8¾-10 in)


Central America: found in Costa Rica and western Panama.


Photo by Greg Lavaty
Monteverde, Costa Rica, January 2009

This is a monotypic species[1].


Tropical and subtropical forests, forest borders and second growth; at heights around 700–1850 m.



They probably eat plant materials and insects, but there is little information available at time of editing.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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