Small-billed Tinamou

Small-billed Tinamou

Summary:

Profile Small-billed Tinamou
[Authority] Wagler, 1827 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus parvirostris | [UK] Small-billed Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou a

[Authority] Wagler, 1827 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus parvirostris | [UK] Small-billed Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou a petit bec | [DE] Kleinschnabel-Tinamu | [ES] Tinamu Piquicorto | [NL] Kortsnaveltinamoe | copyright picture

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Chestnut brown upperparts, with grey head and breast. The combination of red bill and strongly scaled vent separates it from the rest of Tinamous, excepting C. parvirostris, which is a bit smaller and with upperparts of a duller, less chestnut brown.

It is found in dry savanna at altitudes up to 1,200m. It may also be found in lowland dry shrubland or degraded former forest habitats.

Tubers, fruit, buds, flowers, seeds, insects


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [conservation status from birdlife.org]


Not much is known. Lays 4-5 pale brown eggs which are incubated for about 19 days (captive birds).

Sedentary in all of its range, but not well known

Specification

  1. Measurements
  2. spanwidth min.: 0 cm
  3. spanwidth max.: 0 cm
  4. size min.: 20 cm
  5. size max.: 32 cm
  6. Breeding
  7. incubation min.: 18 days
  8. incubation max.: 20 days
  9. fledging min.: 0 days
  10. fledging max.: 0 days
  11. broods 4
  12. eggs min.: 5
  13. eggs max.: 0
  14. Conservation Status
  15. Small-billed Tinamou status Least Concern
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