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Rusty Tinamou Crypturellus brevirostris

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Also known as the Short-billed Tinamou, the Rusty Tinamou is mainly endemic to upper Amazonia, where it occurs in western and northern Brazil, both north and south of the Amazon. It is also known from what was once considered to be a highly disjunct population in French Guiana, but this small-sized tinamou is now also recorded from the neighbouring Brazilian state of Amapá. The Rusty Tinamou is characterized by its ferruginous-chestnut crown and breast, bright rufous back, white throat, and barred flanks. It is an inhabitant of dense tropical forest, principally seasonally flooded areas, and has been recorded to 500 m. To date, there is almost no published information concerning the species’ life history or breeding.

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Recommended Citation

Rusty Tinamou (Crypturellus brevirostris), 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/rustin1