French: Tinamou de Bonaparte German: Bergtinamu Spanish: Tinamú serrano
G. R. Gray, 1867,
Subspecies and Distribution
N. b. frantzii
(Lawrence, 1868) – Costa Rica and W Panama.
N. b. intercedens
Salvadori, 1895 – W Andes of Colombia.
N. b. bonapartei
(G. R. Gray, 1867) – C & E Andes of Colombia, Sierra de Perijá and Andes of N Venezuela (E to Lara, and in Coastal Cordillera to Distrito Federal).
N. b. discrepans
Friedmann, 1947 – base of E Andes of Colombia (Tolima, Meta).
N. b. plumbeiceps
Lönnberg & Rendahl, 1922 – Andes of E Ecuador S to extreme N Peru (Cajamarca).
35–41 cm; 455–1050 g. Nominate race has head with dark sooty cap, this colour extending down hindneck to some extent, face and side of head dark grey, most of... read more
Loud, deep, relatively harsh or nasal “caw-oh” or similar, repeated in series,... read more
Locally distributed mostly in subtropical zone, also in tropical, from Amazonian rainforest up into... read more
Food and feeding
Diet fallen fruits, also small animals. Solitary or in small groups.
Season Mar–Jul in Costa Rica, Jan–Jun in Panama and Venezuela, and Feb–Nov in Colombia and Ecuador. Male often polygynous... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to rare. Widespread but rare in Costa Rica, where much reduced by hunting; recently found to be very rare in... read more
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