Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Tinamus guttatus occurs in northern South America. It is locally abundant in south-east Colombia and south Venezuela, from which its range extends south through Peru and Ecuador to north Bolivia, and east to north-east Brazil (del Hoyo et al. 1992, Restall et al. 2006).
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Range

SE Colombia and s Venezuela to n Bolivia and Amaz. Brazil.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Physical Description

Type Information

Cotype for Tinamus guttatus "Natterer (Ms.)" Von Pelzeln
Catalog Number: USNM 35004
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): J. Natterer
Year Collected: 1834
Locality: Para, = Belem, Para, Brazil, South America
  • Cotype: Von Pelzeln. 1863. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 13: 1126, 1128.
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Cotype for Tinamus guttatus "Natterer (Ms.)" Von Pelzeln
Catalog Number: USNM 35004
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): J. Natterer
Year Collected: 1834
Locality: Para, = Belem, Para, Brazil, South America
  • Cotype: Von Pelzeln. 1863. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 13: 1126, 1128.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is occurs in primary tropical rainforest, generally "terra firme" (without flooding), up to altitudes of 500 m. In the upper Orinoco, the species breeds in March and April. Two stomachs found in Brazil mainly contained ants and seeds (del Hoyo et al. 1992).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Taylor, J. & Butchart, S.

Contributor/s
Lees, A.

Justification

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the speciess vulnerability to hunting, it is suspected that its population will decline by 25-30% over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Near Threatened.


History
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
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