Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: New World Quail :: Crested Bobwhite

Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Colinus leucopogon


near Playa Blanca, Panama - Mar, 2005 © Richard Stern  Roraima, Brazil - Jul, 2001 © Arthur Grosset  Roraima, Brazil - Jul, 2001 © Arthur Grosset  Miravalles Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica - May 5, 2006 © Elidier Vargas 
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S. Central America and n. South America;
Fragmented distribution;
(1)(7) Sw. Costa Rica(?) and w. Panama (Chiriqui).
(2)(8) Pacific slope of sw. Costa Rica(?) and w. Panama (Playa Blanca).
(3)(9) Caribbean slope of n. Colombia.
(4)(10) Carribean coast of Colombia. Aruba and Curacao (introduced?).
(5)(11) Ne. Colombia and nw. Venezuela (Guajira Peninsula).
(6)(11) Ne. Colombia along the n. base of the Santa Marta Mountains.
(7)(12) W. Colombia in the Cauca Valley to the w. slope of the w. Andes.
(8)(13) C. Colombia in the middle and upper Magdalena Valley and middle Sinu Valley.
(9)(14) Nc. Colombia in the e. Andes of Boyaca and Cundinamarca.
(10)(15) C. Colombia (e. slope of e. Andes in Boyaca and Cundinamarca through Meta and llanos) to sc. Venezuela (nw. Bolivar and n. Amazonas).
(11)(16) Nw. Venezuela (Andes of Merida).
(12)(17) Wc. Venezuela (Portuguesa and Barinas).
(13)(18) Ne. Venezuela (Sucre, n. Monagas and Anzoategui) and Margarita Is.
(14)(19) Nc. Venezuela (Carabobo, Caracas) s. through the Orinoco Basin to Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and n. Brazil (Roraima).
Introduced to the West Indies on Mustique, Grenadines and the Virgin Is. (St. Thomas).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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