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Highland Tinamou

From Opus

Photo © by PitterDapa Valle, Colombia, December 2010
Photo © by Pitter
Dapa Valle, Colombia, December 2010
;Nothocercus bonapartei


[edit] Identification

35–41 cm (13¾-16 in)

  • Black cap
  • Dark grey face and sides of head
  • Dark brown upperparts, finely vermiculated with black
  • Buff-spotted wings and rump
  • Cinnamon underparts with wavy blackish bars heaviest on flanks
  • Belly pale-spotted
  • Blackish crown and sides of head
  • Rufous on nape
  • Tawny throat

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Costa Rica and Chiriqu Highlands of Panama
South America: west Venezuela, Colombia, eastern Ecuador and north-east Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Five recognized subspecies[1]

[edit] Habitat

Cloud forest at 1,300-2,500m.

[edit] Behaviour

Shy and rarely seen, usually solitary or in small groups of up to five.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fallen fruits, with the addition of some small animals.

[edit] Breeding

Male often Polygynous. Their clutch contains between 4-12 eggs.

[edit] Vocalisation

A series of loud hollow and disyllabic calls rendered cu-ya, audible at some distance.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)
  3. BF Member observatiofns

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