Yellow-legged Tinamou

Yellow-legged Tinamou

Summary:

Profile Yellow-legged Tinamou
[Authority] Wied, 1820 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus noctivagus | [UK] Yellow-legged Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou noctivague

[Authority] Wied, 1820 | [group] Tinamous | [order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus noctivagus | [UK] Yellow-legged Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou noctivague | [DE] Gelbfuss-Tinamu | [ES] Tinamu Patigualdo | [NL] Geelpoottinamoe | copyright picture

copyright: Jose de Alencar Bonafe

The Yellow-legged Tinamou is approximately 28-31 cm in length. Its upperparts are grey, the lower back and wings barred black. The neck and upper breast is greyish, the lower breast is rufous and belly is whitish. It has a blackish cap and a buffy supercilium. The supercilium is broadest and most prominent in the race zabele, which also is paler overall, has a whiter (less rufescent) throat and brighter yellow legs than the nominate race.

It occurs in caatinga and Atlantic forest, particularly remnant lowland forest from 0-300 m. It can apparently survive in degraded and secondary forest

It suffers from widespread and continuing habitat destruction and hunting pressure throughout its range, but can survive in degraded and secondary forest

Omnivorous. Seeds, plants and insects, usually ants and beetles.


This species is classified as Near Threatened as population declines are believed to approach the threshold for qualification as Vulnerable. [conservation status from birdlife.org]


Breeds in november in South Brazil. In captivity clutches of 4 eggs were observed which were incubated for 17 days..

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.: 28 cm
  5. size max.: 31 cm
  6. Breeding
  7. incubation min.: 15 days
  8. incubation max.: 17 days
  9. fledging min.: 0 days
  10. fledging max.: 0 days
  11. broods 0
  12. eggs min.: 2
  13. eggs max.: 4
  14. Conservation Status
  15. Yellow-legged Tinamou status Near Threatened

Subspecies

  1. Crypturellus noctivagus noctivagus
  2. se Brazil
  3. Crypturellus noctivagus zabele
  4. ne Brazil
  5. Crypturellus noctivagus
  6. SA e Brazil
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