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Brown Tinamou

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Crypturellus obsoletus


[edit] Identification

Length 28cm.
Brown above, rufous below, darkest on belly, flanks and undertail coverts barred blackish-brown. Bill black, legs olive.

[edit] Distribution

Eastern Colombia and Venezuela south to Southern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.


[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 9 subspecies:

  • C. o. castaneus:
  • C. o. ochraceiventris:
  • Subtropical central Peru (Hu√°nuco to Cuzco)
  • C. o. traylori:
  • Subtropical south-eastern Peru (Marcapata Valley of Cuzco)
  • C. o. punensis:
  • Extreme south-eastern Peru and yungas of northern Bolivia
  • C. o. cerviniventris:
  • C. o. knoxi:
  • C. o. griseiventris:
  • North-central Brazil (Santar√©m region along Rio Tapaj√≥s )
  • C. o. hypochraceus:
  • South-western Brazil (upper R√≠o Madeira in Rond√īnia)
  • C. o. obsoletus:

[edit] Habitat

Atlantic forest and dense scrub on mountain ridges at 1,200-2,200m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Vocalisation

Voice: A dull whistle.

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Recording by Andrew Whitehouse

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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