French: Tinamou à capuchon German: Kapuzentinamu Spanish: Tinamú cabecinegro
G. R. Gray, 1867,
Subspecies and Distribution
N. n. cadwaladeri
Carriker, 1933 – E slope of Andes in N Peru (W Amazonas to San Martín).
N. n. nigrocapillus
(G. R. Gray, 1867) – EC Peru S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
32–35 cm. Nominate race has head and nape slate-grey to blackish, becoming deep brown with blackish vermiculation over neck; upperparts similar in pattern, but rich... read more
Little known. Call in S Peru a downward-inflected “aow”, repeated continuously.... read more
Humid forest of subtropical and, less often, temperate zones, at 1300–2500 m (locally to 3200... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Perhaps omnivorous; has been seen to take fallen bamboo seeds.
No information available.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uplisted from Least Concern in 2012. Little known; apparently tends to occur at low densities, ranging from local and uncommon to fairly common. Thought to be... read more
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