Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Near Threatened

Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae)


French: Tinamou de Zimmer German: Graufußtinamu Spanish: Tinamú patigrís

Crypturellus noctivagus duidae

J. T. Zimmer

, 1938,

Mount Duida, Venezuela


Considered by some a race of C. noctivagus; also very close to C. erythropus; taxonomy of this group somewhat confused#R. Monotypic.


Poorly known. Patchily from EC Colombia (Sierra de Macarena) E to SC Venezuela (NW Bolívar and W Amazonas), and S through NW Brazil to extreme NE Peru (N of Amazon)#R.

Descriptive notes

28·5–31 cm; 370–489 g. Male has forehead to about mid-crown blackish, becoming dusky rufous on rear crown, brownish-rufous on neck to upper mantle and side... read more


Slow disyllabic whistle, “whoo-whoooooooo”.  


Dense tropical rainforest (especially white-sand forest) and forest edge; occasionally found also... read more

Food and feeding

Diet fruits and other vegetable matter, also some invertebrates. Forages on ground, also on low bushes.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uplisted from Least Concern in 2012: based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Christie, D.A., Jutglar, F., Garcia, E.F.J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae). 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 7 April 2020).