Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti)


French: Tinamou de Bartlett German: Bartlett-Tinamu Spanish: Tinamú de Bartlett

Crypturus bartletti

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1873,

Río Huallaga, Peru


Very similar to C. brevirostris, and may be conspecific, but apparently some distributional overlap in E Peru; fieldwork required to clarify the taxonomic status of these two. Identity of birds from Juruá–Madeira interfluvium likewise requires further investigation; may represent a new taxon within this group#R. Monotypic.


E Ecuador and E Peru S through N Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni) to W Brazil (S of Amazon, E to R Madeira).

Descriptive notes

25–28 cm; c. 241 g. Short-billed tinamou with barred upperparts and greyish or dusky head contrasting with warm-coloured neck. Plumage variable, some individuals duller... read more


Song a series of rather high-pitched, beautiful, fluting notes. Sounds somewhat like C.... read more


Primary dense humid tropical forest; recorded also in shrubby thickets.

Food and feeding

No information available.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally rare to uncommon throughout range; fairly common in Peru. Likely to have suffered to some extent as a result of habitat... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Jutglar, F., Garcia, E.F.J., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti). 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 21 August 2019).