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Photo © by Stanley Jones
Cordillera de Talamancas, Cerro de la Muerte, San Gerardo de Dota, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica, 8 March 2008
Dendrortyx leucophrys



Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.


Photo © by Stanley Jones
Casa Tangara dowii, Cerro Alto, Cartago Province, Costa Rica, 13 December 2022


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • D. l. leucophrys:
  • D. l. hypospodius:

An additional subspecies nicaraguae is generally considered invalid[2].


Moist montanes.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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