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Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Polytypic: 14 subspecies
  • Authors: Tshering Dema L, Marîa Félix Ramos-Ordoñez, R. Bribiesca-Formisano, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Marîa del Coro Arizmendi
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Distribution

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Distribution of the Little Tinamou
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eBird range map for Little Tinamou

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

The Little Tinamou is resident from distributed from southeastern Mexico south through Central America to northwestern South America, in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and in southeastern Brazil's Atlantic rainforest.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.

Habitat

Inhabits humid tropical and subtropical forests, preferring areas with dense scrub, young forests with secondary growth, in thickets and plantations. It is found from sea level to 1500 m.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Dema L, T., M. F. Ramos-Ordoñez, R. Bribiesca-Formisano, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and M. d. C. Arizmendi (2011). Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.littin1.01