Order: Tinamiformes | Family: Tinamidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Amazonian Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brasil
Status: The Little Tinamou is common in the Amazonian Lowlands and it is known to range up to 1350 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in the semi-deciduous forest of extreme northwest Peru in the Department of Tumbes where it generally ranges below 750 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo.
Name in Spanish: Perdiz Chica.
Sub-species: Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui nigriceps) Chapman, 1923. E Ecuador, NE Peru. Also (C. s. inconspicuus) Carriker, 1935. C & E Peru to E Bolivia; and (C. s. harterti) Brabourne & Chubb, 1914. W Ecuador and W Peru.
Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail. soui: Amerindian onomatopoeic name for this bird.
- 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 01/01/2015.