Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil, Ecuador

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~22.5 cm (9 in).  The Small-billed Tinamou has a gray head, neck, and upper breast. The rest of the body is brown, with a black and white scaling effect on the flanks and vent areas.  The bill and legs are bright red. It is very similar to Tataupa Tinamou, but their ranges are not known to overlap.

Status: The Small-billed Tinamou is common but restricted only a few locations in Cusco and Madre de Dios. It is known from the dry portions of the Urubamba Valley, Pampas de Heath, and more recently around Puerto Maldonado. It favors scrub-like habitats. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Pico Corto.

Sub-species: Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris) Wagler, 1827.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail.  parvirostris: L. parvus = small; and rostris, rostrum = beak.

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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.