New World Quails

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California QuailThe New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia) , but named for their similar appearance and habits. The American species are in their own family Odontophoridae, whereas the Old World birds are in the pheasant family Phasianidae.


Species

FAMILY ODONTOPHORIDAE

  • Genus Dendrortyx
    • Bearded Tree Quail, Dendrortyx barbatus
    • Long-tailed Tree Quail, Dendrortyx macroura
    • Buffy-crowned Tree Quail, Dendrortyx leucophrys
  • Genus Philortyx
    • Barred Quail, Philortyx fasciatus
  • Genus Colinus
    • Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
    • Black-throated Bobwhite, Colinus nigrogularis
    • Spot-bellied Bobwhite, Colinus leucopogon
    • Crested Bobwhite, Colinus cristatus
  • Genus Odontophorus
    • Marbled Wood Quail, Odontophorus gujanensis
    • Spot-winged Wood Quail, Odontophorus capueira
    • Black-eared Wood Quail, Odontophorus melanotis
    • Rufous-fronted Wood Quail, Odontophorus erythrops
    • Black-fronted Wood Quail, Odontophorus atrifrons
    • Chestnut Wood Quail, Odontophorus hyperythrus
    • Dark-backed Wood Quail, Odontophorus melanonotus
    • Rufous-breasted Wood Quail, Odontophorus speciosus
    • Tacarcuna Wood Quail, Odontophorus dialeucos
    • Gorgeted Wood Quail, Odontophorus strophium
    • Venezuelan Wood Quail, Odontophorus columbianus
    • Black-breasted Wood Quail, Odontophorus leucolaemus
    • Stripe-faced Wood Quail, Odontophorus balliviani
    • Starred Wood Quail, Odontophorus stellatus
    • Spotted Wood Quail, Odontophorus guttatus
  • Genus Dactylortyx
    • Singing Quail, Dactylortyx thoracicus
  • Genus Cyrtonyx
  • Genus Rhynchortyx
    • Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus


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