Spotted Nothura Nothura maculosa

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Polytypic: 8 subspecies
  • Authors: Vitor Gomes


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Spotted Nothura
eBird range map for Spotted Nothura

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

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Spotted Nothura occurs in grasslands, "wherever ground cover is reasonably low and not too dense" (Belton 1984), and also in cultivated fields such as soybeans, corn, wheat, and dry land rice (Sick 1983).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.