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Black tinamou-Tinamus osgoodi

Birds > Group of birds > Tinamous-Tinamidae
Black tinamou-Tinamus osgoodi
Black tinamou-Tinamus osgoodi
Black tinamou-Tinamus osgoodi
Black tinamou-Tinamus osgoodi

TAXONOMY
Tinamus osgoodi Conover, 1949, Curzo, Peru. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Tinamou noir; German: Schwartztinamu; Spanish: Tinamú Negro.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

17 in (43 cm). Females are slightly larger. Sooty brown belly; vent is chestnut with black speckling.
DISTRIBUTION

Known only from two restricted and widely separated localities-the upper Magdalena valley in southern Colombia (sub-species T. o. hershkovitzi) and the Marcapata valley in southeastern Peru (T. o. osgoodi).
HABITAT

Humid, high-altitude tropical forest, 5,000–7,000 ft (1,500–2,100 m), where epiphytes, tree ferns, bromeliads, and moss abound.
BEHAVIOR

The call is a simple, descending whistle.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Not known.
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

The only nest found was on the ground and contained two glossy blue eggs.
CONSERVATION STATUS

Vulnerable. Threatened by habitat destruction.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

None known.

 
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