Family Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Least Concern

Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui)


Taxonomy

French: Tinamou des tépuis German: Tepuitinamou Spanish: Tinamú de tepuy
Taxonomy:

Crypturellus ptaritepui

J. T. Zimmer and Phelps, Sr

, 1945,

Bolívar, Venezuela

.

Sister to clade formed by C. berlepschi and C. cinereus#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Venezuela (E Pantepuí area of SE Bolívar).

Descriptive notes

28·5–30 cm; 320 g (n = 4). Dark and plain-looking, with pale eyes. Upperparts and upperwing are entirely sooty chestnut, face and side of head down to... read more

Voice

Protracted mournful but sharp whistle, slightly downslurred, repeated at intervals.  

Habitat

Dense subtropical cloudforest, at 1350–1800 m.

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). It is currently known from four mountains in SE Bolívar, Venezuela: Auyán-tepuí, Ptari-tepuí, Sororop... read more

Recommended citation

Cabot, J., Jutglar, F. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui). 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/52420 on 25 September 2018).