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Berlepsch's Tinamou Crypturellus berlepschi

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Vitor Gomes



Berlepsch's Tinamou forages on the ground, but otherwise the behavior of this species is very poorly known. As is typical of most species of forest-inhabiting tinamous, Berlepsch's Tinamou is secretive and rarely seen.


There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity for Berlepsch’s Tinamou.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed for Berlepsch's Tinamou. From what is known of the breeding system of other species, "the general rule among tinamous is simultaneous polygyny for males and sequential polyandry for females" (Cabot 1992).

Social and interspecific behavior

Little known, but apparently Berlepsch's Tinamou is solitary (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b).


No reports of predation on Berlepsch's Tinamou?

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Berlepsch's Tinamou (Crypturellus berlepschi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.