Montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) are found primarily in Mexico along the Sierra Madre mountains, however, their range extends briefly into the. Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from . Cyrtonyx montezumae montezumae: E Mexico (Tamaulipas to Hidalgo, Puebla and Oaxaca); Cyrtonyx montezumae merriami: SE Mexico (Mt. Orizaba area of.

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Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae)

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Consequently, management objectives should be directed at maintaining the natural biomass of ground cover in these habitats. Huachuca Canyon – bridge at 0. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Males help brood the young; at least in captive birds, they may also help build the nest and incubate the eggs.

Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern.

Their diet consist primarily of bulbs from wood sorrel Oxalis spp. Females are also more brown overall. Like many other species in the avian world, growth of the young follows a sigmoid curve. Habitat Open and semi-open pine and oak woodlands, pure oak woodlands and oak grasslands at — Retrieved 19 July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

States that have populations of montezuma quail are Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

Insects, however, may be eaten year round. Montezuma Quail is cyrtonys compact 23 cm lengthsecretive inhabitant of montane oak, pine-oak, pine, and pinyon-juniper woodlands with a grassy understory, as well cyrtonx nearby grasslands. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.

These birds are quite sedentary. Effects of livestock grazing on Mearns Quail in southwestern Arizona. Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Glossary Nearctic living in cyrtonnyx Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World.

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Seeds from various grasses and forbs can also be an important food source for Montezuma Quail. Coveys forage strictly on the ground. Females have a suggestion of the male’s face pattern.

Female singing at edge of oak woodland adjacent to more open grassland. The negative effects of cover removal, however, outweighed the increase in forage.

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Wilson Bulletin Montezuma quail are preyed upon most commonly by avian predators such as Cooper’s hawks, Accipiter cooperii northern goshawks, Accipiter gentilis and northern harriers Circus cyaneus. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links. Montezuma quail are renowned for their tendency to hold tight in thick cover. BrownAlbers and GehlbachStromberg Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

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A single tan plume lies flat over the crest. Monhezumae Sedentary; no elevational migrations or long-distance movements documented. The elusive quail are more cyrtonyd a challenge for terrestrial predators but are occasionally killed by coyotes Canis latrans. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Albers and Gehlbach, ; Russel and Monson, ; Stromberg, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods insects Plant Foods roots and tubers seeds, grains, and nuts Predation Montezuma quail are preyed upon most commonly by avian predators such as Cooper’s hawks, Accipiter cooperii northern goshawks, Accipiter gentilis and northern harriers Circus cyaneus. However, some grazing regimes may not cyrtonux quail populations. Geographic Range Montezuma quail Cyrtonyx montezumae cyrtoynx found montezunae in Mexico along the Sierra Madre mountains, however, their range extends briefly into the southwestern United States.

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After the covey leaves the roost, usually near a creek bed, the birds feed uphill staying close together. Here separated also from C. The typical behavior of montezuma quail when a predator is detected is to run to the nearest cover.

Descriptive notes 20—23 cm; male — g, female — g. Montezuma quail are plump, stocky birds resembling other new world quails. The average clutch size is 10 and double brooding in the wild has not been reported.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stromberg, Known Predators Cooper’s hawks Accipiter cooperii northern goshawks Accipiter gentilis northern harriers Circus cyaneus coyotes Canis latrans skunks Mephitinae humans Homo sapiens Ecosystem Roles Montezuma quail are highly dependant on the dense understory grass cover of native annual and perennial plants characteristic of a healthy evergreen oak woodland community.

Slopes of hills and canyons are particularly favored. It is also known as Mearns’s quailthe harlequin quail for the male’s striking patternand the fool quail for its behavior. Because of this, the Arizona Game and Fish Department uses hunting dogs to assist in finding quail during surveys. These more closely resemble montezuma quail, but the species can be differentiated relatively easy upon close inspection.

Thus, the status of montezuma quail populations may reflect the health of the ecosystem.