Elegant Crested-Tinamou Eudromia elegans

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

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.


© Juan I Areta

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

Recommended Citation

Gomes, Vitor. 2014. Elegant Crested-Tinamou (Eudromia elegans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.