Nothoprocta cinerascens Burmeister, 1860, Tucumán, Argentina.Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Tinamou sauvageon; German: Cordobasteißhuhn; Spanish: Tinamú Montaraz.
12.5 in (31.5 cm), 1.2 lb (540 g). Female slightly larger and darker. Black barring on back and wings.
Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
Favors dry savanna woodlands, usually below 3,300 ft (1,000 m), but will live in cropland and open thorn scrub.
The advertising call is a series of seven to 10 clear whistled notes with considerable carrying power. Home ranges are about 50 acres (20 ha), maintained mainly by calls but often overlapping ranges of other males.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feed on the ground, mostly on insects and small animals, but also take some fruit.
Males attract groups of two to four females, establish a nest site, and supervise females while they lay in it. When the females leave to join another male, the original male incubates the clutch and rears the brood alone.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Subject to light hunting but remains common.