Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Southeast Peru

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

Identification & Behavior: ~30.5 cm (12 in). The Cinereous Tinamou is sooty gray with  a brownish tinge in the cap. It is somewhat unmistakable as it is the darkest, un-patterned, and most uniformly colored of most of the lowland Amazonian Tinamous. It favors similar habitat as Little Tinamou, Undulated Tinamou, and Bartlett’s Tinamous.

Status: The Cinereous Tinamous is common in floodplain and Varzea forests in the Amazonian lowlands. It is known to elevations ranging up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz Cinérea.

Sub-species: Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus) Gmelin, 1789.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail. cinereus: L. cinereus gray color.

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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.