French: Tinamou vermiculé German: Wellentinamu Spanish: Tinamú ondeado
Subspecies and Distribution
C. u. manapiare
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1952 – S Venezuela (upper R Ventuari, in Amazonas).
C. u. simplex
(Salvadori, 1895) – Guyana and neighbouring NC Brazil (S to R Negro and N bank of Amazon).
C. u. yapura
(Spix, 1825) – SE Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru E to NW Brazil (E to R Negro and R Purus).
C. u. vermiculatus
(Temminck, 1825) – E Brazil (S Maranhão and Piauí S to Paraná).
C. u. adspersus
(Temminck, 1815) – C Brazil S of Amazon (from R Madeira E to R Tapajós).
C. u. undulatus
(Temminck, 1815) – SE Peru (S Madre de Dios and Puno) S to N Argentina (Formosa and Chaco).
28–32 cm; male 462–569 g, female c. 621 g. Medium-sized, with bill rather long and curved at tip. Nominate race may look capped: has sooty forehead and crown,... read more
Distinctive 3-note melancholy “whoo, whu-whooo”, sometimes rising at end, repeated at... read more
Tropical zone, mainly in forest, dry scrub, cerrado, savanna, islands of forest in... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits, seeds and insects, especially bugs (Hemiptera), Odonata, and adult and larval beetles (Coleoptera).
Feb–May in Colombia. Clutch 4–5 eggs, pale pink, wine-pink or pale ash; incubation 17 days (in captivity).
Presumably sedentary in general. Moves away from river islands during flooding, e.g. observed to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common in floodplain, várzea and gallery forest throughout Amazonia, where its easily-identifiable song is... read more
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