Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Critically Endangered

Kalinowski's Tinamou (Nothoprocta kalinowskii)

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this taxon is no longer considered a valid species.


French: Tinamou de Kalinowski German: Kalinowskisteißhuhn Spanish: Tinamú de Kalinowski

Nothoprocta kalinowskii

Berlepsch & Stolzmann

, 1901,

Apurímac, Peru


This tinamou, previously treated as a full species, but sometimes as a race of N. ornata, is now generally regarded as being a variant of latter, and is treated as a synonym of race branickii of that species. Further, type specimen of kalinowskii originally thought to have come from Cuzco, but recent investigation reveals that the type locality was almost certainly in SW Apurímac.#R


NC & S Peru (La Libertad and Apurímac).

Descriptive notes

33·5–35 cm. Somewhat variable in plumage. Head and nape are profusely spotted black and whitish, the black predominating on cap and the whitish on face,... read more


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Extremely few records. Temperate zone of Andes, to 3000 m and perhaps even to 4575 m; in arid parts... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Previously listed as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, but now considered not to be a valid species. Almost unknown. Apart from type specimen, from Apurímac, only two confirmed... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Christie, D.A. & Jutglar, F. (2019). Kalinowski's Tinamou (Nothoprocta kalinowskii). 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 13 November 2019).