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Ocellated Quail
02 41 031 Cyrtonyx ocellatus m
Male
Information
Range El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Odontophoridae
Genus Cyrtonyx
Species Cyrtonyx ocellatus
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Ocellated quail (Cyrtonyx ocellatus), is a species of New World quail in the Odontophoridae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. It is extremely similar to the Montezuma quail, and some authorities consider them to be conspecific. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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