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Gray-legged Tinamou Crypturellus duidae

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The Gray-legged Tinamou is a very poorly known and infrequently recorded bird, despite that it is locally fairly common. This species is confined to lowland forests, usually on nutrient-poor soils, in three comparatively widely disjunct areas, all of them north of the Amazon, in far northeastern Peru, southeastern Colombia, and southwest Venezuela. Virtually nothing has been reported in the literature concerning the biology and behavior of the Gray-legged Tinamou, which in morphology is most similar to the very much more widespread and numerous Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus), but both sexes have a grayish head and neck, and males especially are much less barred above.

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Recommended Citation

Gray-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gyltin1