Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui

  • Order: Tinamiformes
  • Family: Tinamidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Vitor Gomes and Guy M. Kirwan



Tepui Tinamou forages on the ground, but otherwise the behavior of this species is very poorly known. As is typical of most species of forest-inhabiting tinamous, Tepui Tinamou is secretive and rarely seen.


There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or home range size for Tepui Tinamou.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed for Tepui Tinamou. From what is known of the breeding system of other species, "the general rule among tinamous is simultaneous polygyny for males and sequential polyandry for females" (Cabot 1992).

Social and interspecific behavior

Tepui Tinamou presumably is solitary, as are other species of forest tinamous.


No reports of predation on Tepui Tinamou?

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.teptin1.01