Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Nothoprocta
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii

Vitor Gomes and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 14, 2014

Behavior

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Behavior

There is little available information on the behavior of Andean Tinamou. This tinamour forages on ground, and is secretive, usually remaining concealed in grass or scrub (Cabot 1992).

Territoriality

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

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed for Andean 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

Little known, but Andean Tinamou probably is primarily solitary.

Predation

No reports of predation on Andean Tinamou?

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Andean Tinamou (Nothoprocta pentlandii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.andtin1.01