New World Quails (Odontophoridae)

Black-fronted Wood-quail (Odontophorus atrifrons) - HBW 2, p. 429

French: Tocro à front noir German: Schwarzstirnwachtel Spanish: Corcovado Carinegro

Taxonomy: Odontophorus atrifrons Allen, 1900, Santa Marta, Colombia.
May be conspecific with four other species, O. strophium, O. columbianus, O. leucolaemus and O. dialeucos. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • atrifrons Allen, 1900 - Santa Marta Mts, NE Colombia.
  • variegatus Todd, 1919 - N end of E Andes, NE Colombia.
  • navai Aveledo & Pons, 1952 - Perijá Mts, NE Colombia and NW Venezuela.