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Ornate Tinamou Nothoprocta ornata

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Gomes, Vitor
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Ornate Tinamou is a typical member of the high Andean genus Nothoprocta. This species inhabits high elevation steppes, especially hills dominated by bunch grass, at 3500-4800 m, from central Peru south through Bolivia to Argentina and Chile. If seen from afar before flushing, the Ornate Tinamou appears to be a fairly bland combination of earth tones. When observed at close range, however, Ornate Tinamou proves to live up to its name: the species is quite attractive, being heavily patterned with white edgings and bandings across the back and wings.

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© Juan I Areta

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

Recommended Citation

Gomes, Vitor. 2014. Ornate Tinamou (Nothoprocta ornata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.orntin1.01