Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti)


Taxonomy

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

Crypturus bartletti

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1873,

Río Huallaga, Peru

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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.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52434 on 23 April 2018).