Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare)


French: Tinamou barré German: Bindentinamu Spanish: Tinamú del Casiquiare

Crypturornis casiquiare


, 1929,

Amazonas, Venezuela


Phenotypic analysis shows that present species is most closely related to C. brevirostris and C. bartletti#R#R. Monotypic.


E Colombia (Vaupés) to extreme SW Venezuela (Amazonas); NE Peru (Loreto)#R.

Descriptive notes

25·5–27 cm. Extensively and boldly barred tinamou with unique combination of rufous head, pure white throat and light grey foreneck fading to largely whitish... read more


A protracted series of whistles initially accelerating and then gradually slowing.


Thick lowland forest at up to 200 m; apparently confined mainly to sandy-belt forests of upper... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very poorly known species of white-sand forests; no information on populations. Specimens and tape-recordings from Venezuela (most... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Christie, D.A., Jutglar, F. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 January 2019).