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Photo © by Dušan Brinkhuizen
Jorupe, Ecuador, August, 2011
Crypturellus transfasciatus


28 cm
Greyish-brown above finely vermiculated with black; throat white, remainder of underparts greyish to buffy, flanks barred. Crown brown; prominent whitish supercilium. Legs pinkish.


South America: found in tropical forests of western Ecuador to north-western Peru.

A resident species.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry forest in subtropical and tropical regions.


Threatened by widespread deforestation and habitat degradation caused by livestock overgrazing. This species is also threatened by people hunting it for food.



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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