- Odontophorus speciosus
24–28 cm (9½-11 in)
- Rufous-chestnut breast and belly
- Dark brown crown with black borders
There are 3 subspecies:
- O. s. soderstromii:
- Tropical forests of easternEcuador
- O. s. speciosus:
- Tropical east-central Peru
- O. s. loricatus:
- Tropical south-eastern Peru and eastern Bolivia
Sub-tropical and tropical lowland forests. Disturbed secondary rain forest. Generally at heights around 800 m and 1750 m.
Little information available, but they scratch in the leaf litter, apparently for fruit and insects, in the same way as similar species.
The only information appears to be that recently hatch chicks were seen from June to August.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Rufous-breasted Wood Quail. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 24 January 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Rufous-breasted_Wood_Quail