Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~28 cm (11 in).  The Brazilian Tinamou is brown with shades of gray on the neck and breast, with a pale belly. The head and upper back are reddish brown. The wings and lower back are barred dusky and brown. Females are a dull version of the males and have fuzzy or no barring. It favors Terra Firme forest. It is similar to Bartlett’s Tinamou and Variegated Tinamou.  It is distinguished from these species by having gray neck and breast.

Status: The Brazilian Tinamou is rare and poorly known in Terra Firme forest in Madre de Dios, Ucayali and lower Loreto departments. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz Brasileña.

Sub-species: Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus) Temminck, 1815.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail. strigulosus: L. strigulosus, strigula, strigilis = with striated pattern.

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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.