Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~23.5 cm (9.2 in).  The Bartlett’s Tinamou has a dusky head with a whitish throat. The neck and underparts are reddish brown with the rest of the body barred dusky and brown. The legs are yellowish. It is similar to the Variegated Tinamou, but distinguished by a less dark head and habitat type; Bartlett’s Tinamou is not found is Terra Firme forest.

Status: The Barttlet’s Tinamou is common in floodplain and swampy forest, as well as second growth of various ages. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Bartlett.

Sub-species: Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti) Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1873.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail.  bartletti: in tribute to zoologist and English taxidermist, Abraham Dee Bartlett- (1812-1897).

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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.