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Dark-backed Wood-Quail
(Odontophorus melanonotus)

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Additional Information

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Description - Male: Crown, back and wings dark brown; Chin, throat and breast rufous.

Description - Female: Sexes similar.

Status in Captivity: Currently not known by this author to be kept in aviaries. Vulnerable due to its restricted range, a captive breeding program may one day be beneficial.

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Bibliography and Further Reading

  • Johnsgard, P.A. 1988. The Quails, Partridges, and Francolins of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.


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