Crypturellus variegatus Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Tinamou varié; German: Rotbrusttinamu; Spanish:Tinamú Abigarrado.
11.5 in (29.5 cm), 0.8 lb (380 g). Black head; neck and breast rufous. Light barring on underparts.
Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guiana, Peru, and Venezuela.
Tropical forest with dense undergrowth at moderate altitudes, 300-
The call is a series of five evenly pitched tremulous notes, often merging to a trill, with the first note descending and dis-
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Mainly seeds and fruits, with few insects.
The female establishes a territory, attracts a male, lays one egg in a rudimentary nest, and leaves the male incubating while she departs to establish another territory and repeat the process.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
The bird does not appear to be important as a game species.