Red-winged Tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens)

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

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

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

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

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~40.5 cm (16 in). The Red-winged Tinamou has a brown body with dusky barring mostly on the back. The neck is rich buffy. The primary flight feathers are rufous readily seen in flight or when the bird is preening. It forages on open habitats. It may resemble a Great Tinamou, but the Red-winged Tinamou uses open grassland habitats and never ventures into interior forests.

Status: The Red-winged Tinamou is fairly common in its very restricted range of Pampa del Heath in extreme southeast Peru. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Ala Roja.

Sub-species: Red-winged Tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens rufescens), Temminck 1815.

Meaning of Name: Rhynchotus: Gr. rhunkhos= tip and otes= presenting a characteristic. rufescens: L. rufus= red, rufescens= reddish.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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 08/01/2015.