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|This species has a world distribution
that includes three disjunct populations: one is found in south
east Mexico; another includes most of the Yucatan, including
the Peten in northern Guatemala; the third is a small and little
known population in the Olancho of eastern Honduras. My only
sightings in Guatemala have been at Cerro Cahui, though I have
had brief views of birds at Tikal that were probably this species.
Beavers considers them to be fairly common in the Peten. My
only other sightings of this species were on the morning of
4th August 2003, with Jesse Fagan, at Tempiscapa Gorge in the
Olancho of eastern Honduras. We observed several birds that
appeared to be at a lek. They were in the humid forest, but
in an area or fairly recent second growth. They stayed within
a couple of metres of the ground and made a liquid Choi-Choi
call. Apparently, they had not been seen in Honduras for a very
long time, though previous sightings had been in the same vicinity.
Mark Bonta and Jesse Fagan recently reported seeing one at Pico
Bonito, which was the first record from the north of Honduras.