Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Tinamou à petit bec German: Kleinschnabeltinamu Spanish: Tinamú piquicorto
Taxonomy:

Crypturus parvirostris

Wagler

, 1827,

Brazil

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Phenotypic analysis shows that this species and C. tataupa are sisters#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Peru and most of Brazil S of Amazon (S to NW Rio Grande do Sul) to N & E Bolivia, Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

20–32 cm; male 141–205 g, female 176–250 g. Variable grey and brown bird with curved bill, somewhat like a rail (Rallidae) in overall appearance. Male has... read more

Voice

Clear ringing notes, accelerating and rising in pitch (notes sometimes described as being sharp and... read more

Habitat

Tropical forest (often secondary), riverbank vegetation, stands of bamboo, scrub, grassland with... read more

Food and feeding

Seeds of grasses, leguminous plants, Cyperaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceae, etc.; large amounts of termites (Isoptera) and ants (Formicidae... read more

Breeding

Nests with eggs (2–5) or incubating adults recorded Sep–Apr, hatching in Nov, Feb and Mar, and small chicks in May. In... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Relatively common to locally uncommon. Common in much of Brazil, but appears to be declining in cerrado of C Brazil as a... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Christie, D.A., Jutglar, F. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52435 on 19 January 2018).