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Ornate Tinamou

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-[[Image:Ornate_Tinamou_Lavaty.jpg|thumb|550px|right|''N. o. branickii'' <br />Photo by {{user|Peacefrog2|Greg Lavaty}}<br /> Central [[Peru]], Date: ???]]+[[Image:Ornate_Tinamou_Lavaty.jpg|thumb|550px|right|''N. o. branickii'' <br />Photo by {{user|Peacefrog2|Greg Lavaty}}<br /> Junin, [[Peru]], February 2010]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
32cm<br /> 32cm<br />

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Nothoprocta ornata
N. o. branickii Photo by Greg Lavaty Junin, Peru, February 2010
N. o. branickii
Photo by Greg Lavaty
Junin, Peru, February 2010

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Identification

32cm
Brownish-grey above marked with black and buff, tawny-buff below barred darker. Head and neck buff prominently spotted with black. Bill slender and curved, legs yellowish or greyish.

Distribution

N. o. rostrata Photo by Fritz73  Laguna Los Pozuelos, Jujuy, Argentina, May 2004
N. o. rostrata
Photo by Fritz73
Laguna Los Pozuelos, Jujuy, Argentina, May 2004

South America: found in central and south-east Peru, Bolivia, Chile and western Argentina.

Taxonomy

The SACC has evaluated N. kalinowskii as a synonym of N. ornata branickii - a subspecies of Ornate Tinamou. However, the Opus retains N. kalinowskii as a full species awaiting further deliberation. Clements[1] recognizes N. kalinowskii as a full species.

Subspecies[1]

Three subspecies are recognized by Clements:

  • N. o. branickii:
  • Central Peru (Ancash to Apurímac)
  • N. o. ornata:
  • N. o. rostrata:
  • Andes of north-western Argentina (Jujuy and La Rioja)

Habitat

Scrub and open woodland.

Behaviour

Diet

Like other Tinamous, the Ornate Tinamou eats fruit off the ground or low-lying bushes. They also eat small amounts of invertebrates, flower buds, tender leaves, seeds, and roots.

Breeding

The male incubates the eggs which may come from as many as 4 different females, and raises the chicks until they are ready to be on their own, usually 2-3 weeks. The nest is located on the ground in dense brush or between raised root buttresses.

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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