Curve-billed Tinamou (Nothoprocta curvirostris)

Order: Tinamiformes Family: Tinamidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

curve-billed-tinamou
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~28 cm (11 in). The Curve-billed Tinamou is brownish overall with a dark back and rufous underparts. The stripes on the sides of the head are reddish brown. The lower mandible is pale. It also shows rufous on the wing coverts and flight feathers. It forages in grasslands with scattered bushes. It may overlap with the more widespread Andean Tinamou, which generally ranges at lower elevations. Also, see Ornate Tinamou.

Status: The Curve-billed Tinamou generally ranges at an elevation between 2800-3600 m in northern to central Peru. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Pico Curvo.

Sub-species: Curve-billed Tinamou (Nothoprocta curvirostris curvirostris), P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1873.  C Ecuador to N Peru.
(N. c. peruviana), Taczanowski 1886. N & C Peru.

Meaning of Name: Nothoprocta: Gr. Nothos= false, spurious and proktos= the tail. In reference to a short tail. curvirostris: L. Curvus: curved and rostris: bill, billed.

See more of the Family Tinamidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.