- Odontophorus atrifrons
- Face and throat is black
- Chestnut crest and hind crown appears short and bushy
- Brown body with buff, greyish and black vermiculations on upperparts
- Greyish-brown breast with indistinct white spots
- Cinnamon-buff belly streaked black.
There are 3 subspecies:
- O. a. atrifrons:
- Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
- O. a. variegatus:
- Eastern Andes of north-eastern Colombia
- O. a. navai:
Dense undergrowth in montane humid forests at heights of around 1,200-3,100 m.
Little information available, but they scratch in the leaf litter, apparently for fruit and insects, in the same way as similar species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdLife International
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Black-fronted Wood Quail. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 24 January 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Black-fronted_Wood_Quail