Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare)

Order: Tinamiformes | Family: Tinamidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digitally adapted bird

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Nanay River Drainage, Loreto

Identification & Behavior: ~26.2 cm (10.3 in).  The Barred Tinamou has a rufous head with a whitish throat. The neck and underparts are gray with the rest of the body barred dusky and brown. It is similar to Variegated Tinamou but is distinguished by not having a dusky head and gray breast and underparts.

Status: The Barred Tinamou is rare and poorly known in its restricted range in the department of Loreto. It is largely restricted to the nutrient-poor sandy soil forest (Varillal Forest).  It also occurs in Co and Br.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz Barrada.

Sub-species: Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare) Chapman, 1929.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail.  casiquiare:  In reference to the Casiquiare River in Amazonian Venezuela, possible collecting site..

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.