Gray-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae)

Order: Tinamiformes | Family: Tinamidae  | IUCN Status: Near Threatened

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digital adaptation


Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Allpahuyo-Mishana, Loreto

Identification & Behavior: ~30 cm (12 in).  The Gray-legged Tinamou is mostly reddish-brown with the lower back and wings barred dusky and brown. Males are brighter than females. In its very restricted range and habitat preference it is likely to overlap with the similar Variegated Tinamou, but is distinguished from this species by not having a gray head.  Also see Bartlett’s Tinamou, which is generally found in floodplain forest, Varzea Forest, and mature second growth.

Status: The Gray-legged Tinamou is uncommon in a small region in the Loreto, northeast Peru where it appears restricted to the sandy and nutrient-poor forest (Varillal forest). It also occurs in Co and Br.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Pata Gris.

Sub-species: Gray-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae) Zimmer, 1938 Zimmer, 1938.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail. duidae= referring to the region of Duida in Amazonian Venezuela.

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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.