French: Tinamou sauvageon German: Cordobasteißhuhn Spanish: Tinamú montaraz
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. cinerascens
(Burmeister, 1860) – SE Bolivia (Tarija) S to NW Paraguay (Chaco) and NW & C Argentina (Jujuy and Formosa S to extreme NE Río Negro and S Buenos Aires).
N. c. parvimaculata
Olrog, 1959 – arid brush of NW Argentina (E La Rioja).
30–33 cm; male 433–493 g, female 375–615 g. Typical drab-looking tinamou with longish and curved bill, erectile crown feathers and heavily marked plumage,... read more
Male song a far-carrying series of usually 6–10 clear monosyllabic whistles, sometimes more (... read more
Typical species of Chaco region. Found in semi‑arid terrain with scattered bushes, xerophilous... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely animal, also some plant matter. Animals include insects, e.g. ants (Formicidae), cicadas Cicadidae), beetles (Coleoptera),... read more
Season Sept–Apr; male normally attempts to raise two or more broods every season. Male establishes home range in Sept, size 19–... read more
Presumably sedentary. Males move erratically around territory, normally covering much less than 1... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in much of range. Evidence of extension to N... read more
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