Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui

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


There is no information on the reproductive biology of Tepui Tinamou; the nest and eggs are undescribed, and there is no information on the seasonality of breeding. Presumably, the eggs are glossy and colored, unspotted and porcelain-like, and the nest is a shallow scrape on the ground, as in other tinamous. Two of the four specimens collected on Auyán-tepui in February had enlarged gonads (Barrowclough et al. 1997).

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