The Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge (Dendrortyx leucophrys) lives from south Mexico to Costa Rica. It is also called Buff-fronted Wood-Partridge. It prefers the ground in thickets, in forest, and second growth. Adults are 33 cm (13 inches) in height and 350 g in weight.
Its face and throat are buffy-white, and its head is mostly brown. Upper back and breast are slate-gray, streaked with chestnut. Rump and belly are dull gray-brown. Tail dark brown, and legs are reddish. They feed on seeds, fallen fruits, and invertebrates.