Birds of Colombia

    TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae (Tinamous)  
Genus: Crypturellus (12 species, 21 worldwide)

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Bartlett's Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti)

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Berlepsch's Tinamou (Crypturellus berlepschi)

A rare, small and very dark tinamou.

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Rusty Tinamou (Crypturellus brevirostris)

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Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare)

Cinereous Tinamou
Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus)
Villavicencio, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium sized usually common tinamou. Cinereous to brownish with yellowish legs. Eye (iris) color varies.
An individual with redder eyes and less yellow legs.

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Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae) Near Threatened

Red-legged Tinamou
Red-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus erythropus)
Photograph by David Ascanio -   © All Rights Reserved.

A small to medium sized tinamou often found in dry forest.

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Choco Tinamou (Crypturellus kerriae) Vulnerable

Brown Tinamou
Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus)
Parque das Aves, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium sized tinamou with some color variation across its large range.
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Tinamous are excellent swimmers.

Little Tinamou
Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui)
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

The smallest tinamou. Often common, but usually heard and not seen. Females are similar but a bit redder.

Undulated Tinamou
Undulated Tinamou (Crypturellus undulatus)
InĂ­rida, GuainĂ­a, Colombia
  Greyish overall with yellowish legs.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large, vocal tinamou, and the most common in the Amazon.

Variegated Tinamou
Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)
Transit 5 Aurora, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana  
Photograph by Leon Moore   © All Rights Reserved.

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