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

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

The diet of Andean Tinamou is not known in much detail. Apparently this tinamous feeds on seeds, shoots, buds and small fleshy fruits, cultivated crops (including potatoes and barley), as well as insects, especially beetles and orthopterans (Liebermann 1936, Cabot 1992). Also swallows pebbles, presumably to help in grinding up the food (Cabot 1992).

Foraging Behavior

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