Gorgeted wood quail

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Gorgeted wood quailGorgeted wood quail_header_cell_0_0_0
Conservation statusGorgeted wood quail_header_cell_0_1_0
Scientific classification Odontophorus_(bird)Gorgeted wood quail_header_cell_0_2_0
Kingdom:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_3_0 AnimaliaGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_3_1
Phylum:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_4_0 ChordataGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_4_1
Class:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_5_0 AvesGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_5_1
Order:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_6_0 GalliformesGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_6_1
Family:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_7_0 OdontophoridaeGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_7_1
Genus:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_8_0 OdontophorusGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_8_1
Species:Gorgeted wood quail_cell_0_9_0 O. strophiumGorgeted wood quail_cell_0_9_1
Binomial nameGorgeted wood quail_header_cell_0_10_0

The rare gorgeted wood quail (Odontophorus strophium) is a small ground-dwelling bird. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_0

This tiny member of the New World quail family has been found in the larger oak forest remnants in the eastern Cordillera (Serrania de Yariguies and NorAndino Oak Forest Corridor) section of Colombia. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_1

Its natural habitat is humid subtropical and temperate forests that have mainly oak and laurel trees. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_2

The bird has only been sighted between the altitudes of 1,750-2,050 m, but it is believed that this tiny quail may have an elevational range of 1,500-2,500 m. It is probably dependent on primary forest for a part of its life-cycle, yet it has also been sited in degraded habitats and secondary forest. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_3

It forages for fruit, seeds and arthropods. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_4

The bird's breeding season seems to coincide with peaks in annual rainfall in March–May and September–November. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_5

It was formerly classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_6

But new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_7

Consequently, it is downlisted to Endangered status in 2008. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_8

Feeding Gorgeted wood quail_section_0

The Gorgeted quail eats insects and nuts especially in summer, as well as plants. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_9

Unlike many other bird species, they require a high protein diet. Gorgeted wood quail_sentence_10

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