Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus)


French: Tinamou oariana German: Rotkehltinamu Spanish: Tinamú brasileño

Tinamus strigulosus


, 1815,

Rio Madeira, Brazil


Proposed race tambopatae (Tambopata, in SE Peru) of doubtful validity; known only from one female. Monotypic.


Tropical S Amazonian Brazil S to E Peru (Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios) and N Bolivia (E to N Beni and NW Santa Cruz); NE Brazil (E Pernambuco, Alagoas).

Descriptive notes

27–29 cm; male 332–464 g, female 388–500 g. Medium-sized tinamou with reddish-brown back and cheeks, throat varying from white to ferruginous. Male has... read more


Single very long, mellow whistled note (duration 6‑8 seconds), slightly tremulous towards end,... read more


Dense humid tropical forest (terra firme forest in Peru) in lowlands to c. 500 m.

Food and feeding

Diet seeds, also some berries and arthropods; snails (Gastropoda) also recorded as eaten. Forages in leaf litter.


Season midwinter to late spring in Brazil. Nest a slight depression, covered with a few leaves, well concealed on ground. Clutch four eggs... read more


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Poorly known; apparently uncommon. Reported as widespread and locally common in E Bolivia in early 1990s; poorly known in Peru. Main... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Jutglar, F. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus). 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 January 2019).