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Montezuma Quail [Montezuma]

Cyrtonyx montezumae (Vigors, NA 1830)

The Montezuma quail is a stubby, secretive New World quail of Mexico and some nearby parts of the United States. It is also known as Mearns's quail, the harlequin quail, and the fool quail. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Odontophoridae
Genus:
   Cyrtonyx
Scientific:
  Cyrtonyx montezumae


Original description

Citation:
  (Vigors, NA 1830)

Reference:
   Zool. J. London 5 p.275

Protonym:
  Ortyx Montezumae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27657638


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C5B014E3655668BA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C5B014E3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C5B014E3


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175900

Geographic range:

  • Cyrtonyx montezumae montezumae: E Mexico (Tamaulipas to Hidalgo, Puebla and Oaxaca)
  • Cyrtonyx montezumae merriami: SE Mexico (Mt. Orizaba area of Veracruz)
  • Cyrtonyx montezumae mearnsi: W Texas to central Arizona and n Mexico (n Coahuila)
English:
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma]
Catalan:
Colí de Moctezuma
Czech:
křepel harlekýn
Danish:
Montezumavagtel
German:
Montezumawachtel
Spanish:
Colín de Moctezuma
French:
Colin arlequin [montezumae]
Italian:
Quaglia di Montezuma
Japanese (romaji):
shiromadarauzura
Chinese:
彩鹑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Montezuma Quail [Montezuma] ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Montezuma Quail (Montezuma) ( Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group]) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Montezuma's Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Cyrtonyx montezumae [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Cyrtonyx montezumae [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Cyrtonyx montezumae [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Montezuma Quail ( Cyrtonyx montezumae) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cyrtonyx [montezumae or sallei] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: Colí de Moctezuma
Czech: křepel harlekýn
Danish: Montezumavagtel
German: Montezumawachtel, Montezumawachtel [montezumae-Gruppe]
English: Montezuma Quail, Montezuma Quail (Montezuma), Montezuma Quail [Montezuma], Montezuma's Quail
English, HBW: Montezuma Quail
English (IOC): Montezuma Quail (Montezuma)
English (United States): Montezuma Quail (Montezuma)
Esperanto: Montezuma koturno
Spanish: Codorniz Arlequín, Codorniz de Moctezuma, Codorniz de Moctezuma (grupo montezumae), codorniz Moctezuma, Colín de Moctezuma, Colín de Moctezuma (grupo montezumae)
Spanish (Spain): Colín de Moctezuma (grupo montezumae), Colín de Moctezuma [montezumae Group]
Spanish (HBW): Montezuma Quail (Montezuma)
Spanish (Mexico): Codorniz Arlequín, Codorniz de Moctezuma, Codorniz de Moctezuma (grupo montezumae), codorniz Moctezuma
Estonian: mehhiko maskvutt
Finnish: montezumanviiriäinen, montezumanviiriäinen [alalaji montezumae]
French: Colin arlequin, Colin arlequin (montezumae), Colin arlequin [montezumae], Colin arlequin [nominal], Tocro arlequin
Icelandic: Trúðhæna [montezumae hópur]
Italian: Quaglia di Montezuma
Japanese (romaji): shiromadarauzura, shiromadarauzura (montezumae guru-pu)
Japanese: シロマダラウズラ, シロマダラウズラ (montezumae グループ), シロマダラウズラ(montezumae グループ)
Scientific: Cyrtonyx montezumae, Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae Group], Cyrtonyx montezumae [montezumae], Cyrtonyx montezumae montezumae, Ortyx massena, Ortyx Montezumae
Dutch: Montezumabergkwartel (Montezuma groep), Montezumakwartel
Norwegian: Aztekvaktel, aztekvaktel (montezumae gr.)
Polish: przepiór perlisty, przepiór perlisty [gr. montezumae]
Portuguese (Portugal): codorniz-asteca [grupo montezumae]
Russian: Монтезумская куропатка-арлекин, Плачущий перепел [группа montezumae], плачущий перепел Монтезумы
Slovak: prepelka kráľovská, prepelka kráľovská (skup.)
Serbian: Montezumina prepelica [montezumae grupa]
Swedish: Montezumavaktel, montezumavaktel [gruppen montezumae], montezumavaktel [montezumae Group]
Turkish: Soytarı Kolin [montezumae Grubu]
Chinese: 彩鹑

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