Tataupa Tinamou (Crypturellus tataupa)

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

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Tataupa Tinamou has a gray head, neck, and breast. The rest of the body is brown, with a scaling black and white on the flanks and vent. The bill is red and the legs are gray.  It is similar to Small-billed Tinamou, but their ranges are not known to overlap.

Status: The Tataupa Tinamou is distributed in scattered locations in dry portions of the Marañon, Huallaga and Apurimac Valleys where it is generally common. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz Tataupá.

Sub-species: Tataupa Tinamou (Crypturellus tataupa peruvianus) Cory, 1915. W-central Peru (Chanchamayo Valley of Junín); (C. t. inops) Bangs and Noble, 1918.  Marañón Valley of NW Peru

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail.  tataupa: Amerindian name for this bird.

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