Thicket Tinamou

Thicket Tinamou

Summary:

Profile Thicket Tinamou
[Authority] Lesson, 1842 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus cinnamomeus | [UK] Thicket Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou cannelle

[Authority] Lesson, 1842 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus cinnamomeus | [UK] Thicket Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou cannelle | [DE] Buschtinamu | [ES] Tinamu Canelo, Chinga de Guamil (HN ) | [NL] Struiktinamoe | copyright picture

copyright: Juan Sanabria

The Thicket Tinamou is approximately 27 to 29 cm in length. Its upperparts brown, heavily barred blackish on back, rump and wings. Its lowerparts pale brown, cinnamon on breast, greyer on belly and undertail whitish with dark barring. Its head brown with prominent buff supercilium and well-defined ear covert patch with bill brownish and legs red in color.

The Thicket Tinamou Crypturellus cinnamomeus is a type of Tinamou commonly found in lowlands of moist forest in subtropical and tropical regions up to 1,850 m altitude. It may also be found in dry forest habitats.

Feeds on fruit, seeds, and insects, searching for food in small parties that attract attention by crackling dry leaves as they feed


This species has a very 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 is very large, and hence does not 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]


The nest is placed on the ground at the base of a tree. The clutch is usually three, but may be up to seven glossy purplish eggs. Hybrids have been found between this species and the
slaty-breasted tinamou.

Sedentary in all of its range, but not well known.

Specification

  1. Measurements
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  4. size min.: 27 cm
  5. size max.: 32 cm
  6. Breeding
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  11. broods 0
  12. eggs min.: 3
  13. eggs max.: 7
  14. Conservation Status
  15. Thicket Tinamou status Least Concern

Subspecies

  1. Crypturellus cinnamomeus praepes
  2. nw Costa Rica
  3. Crypturellus cinnamomeus delattrii
  4. w Nicaragua
  5. Crypturellus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus
  6. s Guatemala, El Salvador, s Honduras
  7. Crypturellus cinnamomeus goldmani
  8. se Mexico, n Guatemala, n Belize
  9. Crypturellus cinnamomeus sallaei
  10. s Mexico
  11. Crypturellus cinnamomeus vicinior
  12. s Mexico to c Honduras
  13. Crypturellus cinnamomeus soconuscensis
  14. sw Mexico
  15. Crypturellus cinnamomeus mexicanus
  16. ec Mexico
  17. Crypturellus cinnamomeus occidentalis
  18. wc Mexico
  19. Crypturellus cinnamomeus
  20. MA wc Mexico to Costa Rica
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