Birds of Colombia

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

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Bartlett's Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti)

A smallish and rare tinamou simiar to Variegated Tinamou or Rusty Tinamou, but note dark crown.

Berlepsch's Tinamou
Berlepsch's Tinamou (Crypturellus berlepschi)
San Cipriano, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare, small and very dark tinamou.

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Rusty Tinamou (Crypturellus brevirostris)

Similar to Variegated Tinamou with black stripes on back, but note head same color (rusty) as breast. More often in varzea forest.

Barred Tinamou
Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
Photograph by Rob Hunter   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium-sized rare tinamou with pale breast, chestnut head, and black bars on back (similar to many other species).

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)

A small-medium size tinamou. Note rusty head/chest and barred belly.

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

A rare Tinamou found in areas of northwest Colombia not normally visited. Small but larger than Little Tinamou. Brown with a blackish head HBW.

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.
Additional photo.
Tinamous are excellent swimmers.

Little Tinamou
Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui caucae)
Kilometro 18, Cali, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

The smallest tinamou. Often common, but usually heard and not seen. Females are similar to males, but a bit brighter and/or redder.
A possible female.

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

A large, vocal tinamou, usually found in wet habitats or varzea forest, 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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