Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Age: Adult  | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Adult  | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Adult  | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~26 cm (10.2 in). The Variegated Tinamou has a gray head with a whitish throat. The neck and underparts are reddish brown with the rest of the body barred dusky and brown. It is similar to the Bartlett’s Tinamou, but distinguished by having a dusky head and favoring Terra Firme Forest.

Status: The Variegated Tinamou is fairly common and largely restricted to Terra Firme forest. It is known to range to elevations of 1000 m along the foothill of the eastern Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Perdiz Abigarrada.

Sub-species: Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus) Gmelin, 1789.

Meaning of Name: Crypturellus: Gr. kruptus= hidden, concealed and oura= tail. variegatus: L. variegatus, variare, varius= of various colors, variegated.

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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.