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Variegated tinamou

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Variegated tinamou-Crypturellus variegatus
Variegated tinamou-Crypturellus variegatus

TAXONOMY

Crypturellus variegatus Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Tinamou varié; German: Rotbrusttinamu; Spanish:Tinamú Abigarrado.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

11.5 in (29.5 cm), 0.8 lb (380 g). Black head; neck and breast rufous. Light barring on underparts.

DISTRIBUTION

Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guiana, Peru, and Venezuela.

HABITAT

Tropical forest with dense undergrowth at moderate altitudes, 300-4,300 ft (100–1,300 m).

BEHAVIOR

The call is a series of five evenly pitched tremulous notes, often merging to a trill, with the first note descending and dis-tinct from the rest of the trill.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Mainly seeds and fruits, with few insects.

Variegated tinamou-Crypturellus variegatus
Variegated tinamou-Crypturellus variegatus

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

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.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

The bird does not appear to be important as a game species.

 
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