Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)


Choco Tinamou (Crypturellus kerriae)


French: Tinamou de Kerr German: Kerrtinamu Spanish: Tinamú del Chocó

Crypturus kerriae


, 1915,

Chocó, Colombia


Possibly conspecific with C. boucardi; taxonomy of this group somewhat confused#R. Monotypic.


Extreme SE Panama (SE Darién) and NW Colombia (Chocó).

Descriptive notes

25–26·5 cm. Male has black cap and lores, blackish face and neck becoming deep reddish-brown on plain mantle, rest of upperparts as mantle but obscurely barred... read more


Low tremulous tri-syllabic whistle, repeated at intervals; in Panama reported as a low, mournful 3-... read more


Heavy, humid tropical forest in low hills including steep coastal forest, at 300–800 m in... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Rare. A poorly known species, its presence in Panama not detected until 1970. Has small global range, within which it is known from only a few localities.... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Jutglar, F., Garcia, E.F.J., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Choco Tinamou (Crypturellus kerriae). 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).