(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1832)
English : Elegant crested tinamou
French : Tinamou élégant
Class : Aves
Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Notes : 10 subspecies known
Body length of 41 cm, weight of 890 g. Short grey legs, long neck, round head with upward curving crest on nape. Plumage grey to beige-brown with small black streaks on breast, black and clear spotting on wings.
Range and habitat
South America, from extreme south-east Bolivia to most of Argentina except north-east. Also found in south Chile. Occurs in arid grasslands, open woodlands, savannas, steppes and scrubland.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread and locally abundant. Some populations are threatened by over-hunting and habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America
Zoo d’Upie (France), Dallas World Aquarium (USA), Weltvogelpark Walsrode (Germany)
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