Wood-quail Odontophorus capueira
Brazilian name: Uru
|Serra de Baturité,
The Spot-winged Wood-quail is distributed in eastern Brazil from Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul and into adjacent areas of Argentina and Paraguay. It is found on the floor of Atlantic Rain Forest especially in the lowlands.
|It is generally brown with a
prominent orange-red eye-ring and a chestnut crown and crest.
Underparts are grey but the sub-species shown here O. c.
plumbeicollis has buffier underparts and less prominent
white shaft streaks on the back.
It feeds on berries and nuts and it nests in holes in the ground.
|The song is loud and carries
a long distance.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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