Tawny-breasted Tinamou (Nothocercus julius)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia

Age: Adult | Tex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Ignacio, Amazonas

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Ignacio, Amazonas

Identification & Behavior: ~37 cm (14.5 in).  The Tawny-breasted Tinamou has a rufous head and white throat. Most of the body is olive-brown with dusky vermiculations. The lower breast and belly are tawny. It overlaps with the Highland Tinamou only on the north and west side of the Marañon Valley. The Tawny-breasted Tinamou is found at higher elevations, and has rufous head and white throat versus a dusky head and tawny throat in the Highland Tinamou.

Status: The Tawny-breasted Tinamou is poorly known. It is generally rare between 2500 and 3000 m on the humid montane forest on the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz de Pecho Leonado.

Sub-species: Tawny-breasted Tinamou (Nothocercus julius) Bonaparte, 1854.

Meaning of Name: Nothocercus: Gr. Nothos= false, spurious; kerkos= the tail. False tail or hidden tail. julius: After French natural history dealer Jules Pierre Verreaux. See Herons

See more of the Family Tinamidae   peru aves

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 01/02/2015.