French: Tinamou de Boucard German: Graukehltinamu Spanish: Tinamú pizarroso
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. boucardi
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – SE Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) to Belize, N Guatemala and extreme NW Honduras.
C. b. costaricensis
(Dwight & Griscom, 1924) – N & E Honduras and E Nicaragua S to N Costa Rica.
26–29 cm; male 375–464 g, female 374–526 g. Male nominate race has slate-grey head, neck, mantle and breast, being darkest, blackish-grey, on forehead and... read more
Male gives three-note whistle, “ah-uwaaah”, relatively low-pitched, downslurred and... read more
Humid tropical and lower subtropical forest, from sea-level to c. 1800 m. Occupies a variety of... read more
Food and feeding
Diet fallen fruit and seeds, e.g. of Pseudolmedia spuria, Brosimum alicastrum, Protium and also Sapotaceae; also... read more
Breeds in Jun in S Mexico, Jan–Jun in Belize, Mar–Jul in Guatemala and Mar–Oct in Costa Rica. Male mates with 2–4... read more
Presumably more or less sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common throughout. Rather sparsely distributed, e.g. home range of male 12–21 ha during breeding season. Local... read more
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