The Pale-browed Tinamou is approximately 28 cm in length. It is recognized by its greyish-brown upper coat which is finely vermiculated with black, and a white throat, with the remainder of its underparts greyish to buffy. Its flanks are barred, and it has a brown crown, and a prominent white supercilium. Finally, its legs are pink.
Although a specialist of tropical dry forest, it appears tolerant of a certain level of habitat degradation. Generally, it keeps to denser undergrowth where it forages in the leaf-litter.
The principal threats are widespread deforestation throughout its range, understorey degradation by grazing goats and cattle, and hunting for food
This species is classified as Near Threatened because declines in its population are believed to approach the threshold for classification as Vulnerable. [conservation status from birdlife.org]
Breeds november-february in Ecuador. Clutch size up to 7 eggs. The nest is built at the foot of a tree.
Sedentary in all of its range, but not well known
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