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Elegant Crested-Tinamou Eudromia elegans

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Polytypic: 10 subspecies
  • Authors: Vitor Gomes

Elegant Crested-Tinamou is a charismatic terrestrial bird of western Argentina and windswept Patagonia. It can be found in flocks of 5-10 birds that scurry through low steppe vegetation, and often is detected by its downslurred, whistled calls. The species, known as the martineta in Argentina, is comprised of a number of weakly differentiated subspecies. Though quite common in parts of southern Argentina, Elegant Crested-Tinamou is only poorly known from Chile.

© Phil Long

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Elegant Crested-Tinamou (Eudromia elegans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.